NHTSA Wants Automakers To Accelerate Safety Technology

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 5:23 PM EST) -- Pointing to a slight uptick in traffic deaths in 2012 particularly among pedestrians and motorcyclists, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday urged car makers to speed up certain safety innovations — including built-in alcohol detection devices in cars — to prevent such fatalities.

The agency said in a statement that its push was focused on a few inventions that could realistically be developed soon, including seatbelt interlocks, which would prevent a driver from moving the vehicle if either the driver or the passengers' seatbelts...
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