The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. is raising the speed in rear-impact crash testing to 50 mph (80 km/h) from the current 30 mph (48 km/h). Auto makers must meet the new, stricter rule by the ’09 model year. The speed in side-impact tests also is rising, going to 33.5 mph (54 km/h) from 20 mph (32 km/h) at present. Vehicles will not be able to exceed 1 oz. (0.03L) of fuel lost during impact, 5 oz. (0.15L) five minutes after impact or 1 oz. during any 1-minute period in the ...
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