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New Ford Edge Crossover Offers Extensive Range of Standard Safety Features

DEARBORN, MI – The new Ford Edge crossover vehicle's standard safety features include its Safety Canopy side curtains with side airbags. Ford's AdvanceTrac with RSC, standard on Edge, uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor both yaw and roll motions.


Survey Reveals That 59% of Drivers Experience Road Rage

LOS ANGELES – About 59 percent of workers surveyed by admit to experiencing road rage while traveling to and from work.


2007 Volvo XC90 Rated Top Safety Pick by IIHS

IRVINE, CA – The Volvo SUV was among 13 vehicles earning “Top Safety Pick” awards for 2007 announced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


Two Audi Models Named as “Top Safety Pick” for 2007 by IIHS

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named two Audi models as “Top Safety Pick” in their respective categories. The Audi A6 was the only car listed in the large car category, while the Audi A4 took honors in the mid-size category.


Fleets May be Targeted in Campaign to Have InterLock Devices Installed for First-Time DUI Convictions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), backed by a national association of state highway officials and car manufacturers, announced in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20, a campaign to change drunken driving laws in 49 states to require that even first offenders install a device that tests drivers and shuts down the car if it detects alcohol.

News Provides Winter Driving Tips

NORTH HILLS, CA – As fleet drivers hit the roads this winter, it's especially important they exercise extra caution when roads are wet.


Ongoing Monitoring of Driver Records Key to Protecting Employees and Public

FALLS CHURCH, VA – USIS' commercial services business is now offering its Driver Violation Alert (DVA), a risk mitigation solution that an employer can use to monitor the motor vehicle records of its drivers on a monthly basis.


American Trucking Associations Proposes New Tamper-Proof Speed Controls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. trucking-industry leaders proposed that all new heavy trucks be equipped with tamper-proof controls to prevent them from going faster than 68 mph.


NHTSA Urged to Fast Track Stability Control Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would require automakers to install electronic stability control systems in all vehicles by the 2012-model year, calling it safety technology on par with seatbelts and airbags.


Safety Advocates & Automakers Ask Feds to Rewrite Data Recorder Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new federal rule to standardize minimum requirements for “black boxes” in vehicles wasn't expected to be controversial, but it has ignited a firestorm of protests from groups that largely agree the information collected by the devices improves auto safety.

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