EU says new car safety rules can save 5,000 lives

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BRUSSELS, May 23 (Reuters) - The European Commission unveiled new vehicle safety rules on Friday that it said could save 5,000 lives a year on Europe's roads and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by cutting fuel consumption. From 2012, all new cars sold in the European Union will have to be fitted with advanced low-noise, low-resistance tyres, tyre pressure monitoring systems and electronic stability controls. Manufacturers will have to build advanced emergency brakes and lane ...

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