To cut through the confusion of a myriad of safety ratings on a single vehicle, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. has completed the first round of review of a composite rating system it is developing to define a vehicle's overall safety performance. Rosalyn G. Millman, acting administrator for NHTSA, says the process is a difficult one and will take a couple years, but will provide a valuable assessment of a vehicle's safety attributes. NHTSA already uses its New Car Assessment ...

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