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Mineta Announces Grants of $36.4
Million to Increase Safety Belt Use
DC, March 31/ --U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta
announced that 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
will share $36.4 million in National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) grants for states that develop innovative
projects to increase safety belt use.
According to NHTSA, safety belts
are the most effective safety device in vehicles and their
increasing use has saved more than 164,750 lives since 1975. In
2003, safety belt use in the United States reached an all-time high
of 79 percent, in part due to high visibility enforcement programs
funded by NHTSA.
CarMax Leads the Way With Installation of AED’s
in All Locations
Va., March 31/ -- CarMax, Inc., the nation's leading specialty
retailer of used cars, announced it will lease 100 automatic
external defibrillator (AED) units and train its associates required
to operate them. During the next three months, As a safety precaution and
service to its customers, CarMax will install AEDs in its 50 used
car superstores, 12 new car franchises, corporate headquarters and
CarMax Auto Finance office. Following
installation, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Medtronic,
supplier of the machines and coordinator of AED programs, will train
a minimum of five associates in each location on AED operation and
World Health Day Focuses on Traffic Safety This
Minn., March 31/ -- Traffic deaths and injuries constitute a major
public health threat, especially to young people.
So the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered with AAA and
has designated "Safe Roads" as the theme for World Health
Day 2004, to be celebrated Wednesday, April 7.
intense news media campaign will focus public attention on the need
to increase efforts to make the nation's roads safer. AAA
Minnesota/Iowa will participate in the nationwide effort with WHO posters
displayed in all branch offices and employees wearing green ribbons
to signify the importance of buckling up everyone in the vehicle
whenever you drive.
CarParts.com Updated: Now Has
Largest Selection of Automotive & Truck Parts Online
March 31 / -- The CarParts.com website has undergone an extensive
upgrade with newly designed graphics and improved services. This
user-friendly site offers consumers access to the largest selection
of name brand parts on the Internet for import and domestic vehicles
of all makes.
three million brand names parts are available from CarParts.com.
Most items are shipped within 48 hours. Orders can also be shipped
overnight to accommodate an emergency repair job. CarParts.com is a
replacement parts web site where consumers can find regular parts
such as brakes, starters and timing belts for repairing and
maintaining their own car or truck.
Design: Chrysler Crossfire Roadster is Stunning
HILLS, Mich., April 1/ -- Chrysler designers started dreaming of a
Crossfire Roadster model when the first concept Crossfire coupe was
unveiled at the 2001 North American International Auto Show.
Their dream comes true this spring when the new 2005 Chrysler
Crossfire Roadster hits the streets.
"The Crossfire Roadster
is a drop-top that will drop jaws," said Trevor Creed, Senior
Vice President, Design, Chrysler Group. "Even with the
integration of a fabric top, our designers met the challenge of
maintaining Crossfire's distinctive lines.” The Crossfire’s rear
view is instantly recognizable with its tapered, "boat
tail" appearance that emphasizes the sports car's 19-inch rear
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