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Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 23, 2011

Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

A manufacturer’s CAFE is the fleet-wide average fuel economy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Separate CAFE calculations are made for up to three potential fleets: domestic passenger cars, imported passenger cars, and light trucks. The averaging ...

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Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 09, 2011

Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

A manufacturer’s CAFE is the fleet wide average fuel economy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Separate CAFE calculations are made for up to three potential fleets: domestic passenger cars, imported passenger cars and light trucks. The ...

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California traffic deaths drop for fifth consecutive year

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 21, 2011

California saw a decline in overall traffic deaths in 2010, marking the fifth year in a row of safer roads. According to federal government figures, total vehicle fatalities dropped 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 ...

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NHTSA Awards recognize efforts to make roadways safer

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2010

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presented awards on April 12 that honored 19 individuals and one organization for exemplary achievements in promoting highway safety. One of the 19, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, was given the Safety Champion award ...

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New sample bill will aid states in banning texting while driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving. The sample state law, prepared by ...

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Caltrans honored for Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2009

The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has recognized the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for its Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a plan to reduce highway fatalities by 20 percent. The SHSP proactively identifies and establishes priorities ...

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