US rejects petition on crash test dummies

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WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators denied on Monday a request from a prominent insurance industry group to change how crash-test dummies are seated in cars. But the Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not rule out revisiting the issue if later evidence shows that long-time government standards are inadequate. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said in a 2002 petition that standards for dummies placed in adjustable front seats ...

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