December 17, 2005

Institute announces TOP SAFETY PICKs: 10 winners, all 2006 models and all are equipped with side airbags; no minivans meet criteria for the award

TOP SAFETY PICK Gold winners

TOP SAFETY PICK Silver winners

Teens and parents in Guilford County, N.C. respond to stepped-up enforcement of graduated licensing provisions, but the gains are modest

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November 19, 2005

Best time to consider a roundabout? When a road is being built or an intersection is scheduled for modification

Clearwater, Florida roundabout

Vail, Colorado roundabout

More evidence that teenage passengers increase the risk for teen drivers

Rollover risk for 15-passenger vans goes up as occupants are added

Institute responds to Washington Post concerning red light cameras

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September 28, 2005

Speed camera programs in Australia and Britain present some useful lessons for officials in the United States

Speeders are high-risk drivers in ways other than exceeding posted limits

Adding ESC substantially reduces losses under collision coverage but not under two other insurance coverages

Weakening Florida's helmet use law has resulted in more cyclist deaths

NHTSA won't rate child restraints based on dynamic performances

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August 6, 2005

Urban arterials don't have to undergo major re-engineering to reduce crashes and improve traffic flow

Federal safety standards have saved hundreds of thousands of lives

Deaths caused by inflating airbags have been dramatically reduced

Highway safety update: Belt use and DWI laws, tire pressure regulations, and a survey of drivers about their skills

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July 16, 2005

Using a phone while driving raises the risk of a crash involving injuries

Effects of a ban in the District of Columbia on hand-held phone use while driving

Crash risk at midday is about three times higher when schools allow students to leave during lunch

Graduated licensing in a number of states is beefed up with new restrictions

Truckers aren't any better protected under a controversial federal rule governing their work hours; regulators angle to keep the rule despite federal court's objection

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April 28, 2005

Special issue: vehicle incompatibility in crashes

In collisions with cars, SUVs are incompatible. Are SUVs that are bigger and heavier posing even more risks?

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April 2, 2005

Special issue: alcohol-impaired driving

Reflecting on the alcohol-impaired driving problem worldwide and what to do about it

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March 19, 2005

Special issue: driver death rates

The risk of death isn't the same in one vehicle compared with another

Models with highest and lowest death rates

Driver deaths per million registered vehicle years

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January 31, 2005

Head restraint geometry to improve under new federal regulation

ATA signals the end of years of opposition to onboard recorders

Change frontal NCAP, Institute advises

Side impact compliance testing could become more demanding

Enacting primary belt use laws in place of secondary ones would reduce deaths

Belts in all back seats, NHTSA rules

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January 3, 2005

Electronic stability control reduces deaths, especially in single-vehicle crashes

2005 model cars and SUVs with ESC

Collisions with deer and other animals have been increasing but the human deaths can be reduced

Incompetent report on red light cameras purports to show increase in crashes, but conclusions are spurious

Nonsignificant statistical effects aren't the same as insignificant ones

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