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Pandemic vaccine guidelines released

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- A vaccine allocation framework was released Wednesday by the U.S. federal government to avert an infrastructure collapse in the wake of a pandemic outbreak.

Runge named Homeland medical chief

DETROIT, July 15 (UPI) -- Dr. Jeffrey Runge, head of the federal auto-safety agency, is stepping down to become chief medical officer for the U.S. Homeland Security Department.

U.S. warns of tire pressure on big vans

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is raising an alarm about the need to better monitor tire pressures on 15-passenger vans.

Seat belt use less for pickup occupants

DETROIT, May 16 (UPI) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says more than 80 percent of occupants of cars use seat belts, but only 70 percent buckle up in pickups.

Seat belts, air bags saved 329,000 lives

DETROIT, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Federal auto safety regulators credit seat belts, air bags and other automotive safety features with saving 329,000 lives over the past 40 years.

Alcohol-related U.S. fatalities decline

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Tougher laws and their enforcement in many states helped significantly reduce alcohol-related fatalities last year, the government reported Wednesday.

Report: Hands-free cells may be dangerous

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. government research on cell phones suggests that using hands-free sets while driving may be more dangerous than just holding a phone as one drives.

Tougher auto safety standards proposed

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Department wants automakers to upgrade safety features by providing head protection for all passengers in side-impact crashes.

Feds toughen vehicle side-impact standards

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Federal auto safety regulators Wednesday proposed upgrading side-impact crash protection and testing for all passenger vehicles.

APEC meeting opens in Beijing

BEIJING, April 19 (UPI) -- Aviation safety and satellite navigation were the focus of talks Monday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Transportation Working Group in Beijing.

Nugent admits he fathered Dover child

DOVER, N.H., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rocker Ted Nugent has admitted he fathered the 8-year-old son of a New Hampshire woman suing him for child support.

Seat belts could save hundreds yearly

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- If tougher seat belt laws were enacted and enforced in 30 states, hundreds of lives would be saved each year, according to the National Safety Council.

NHTSA to add new rollover test

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday it is enhancing its rollover ratings system, adding a dynamic track test.

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By United Press International

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