As manufacturers design new vehicles, they go through a number of tests to ensure passenger safety in the event of a crash. In fact, most cars are tested to ensure that you can walk away from any accidents that occur at 35 mph or less.
When driving on the freeway and you find your car wedged between two large semi-trucks, barreling down the road, do you ever think, "I wish they'd slow down?" If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gets its way, limited speeds will be the law for commercial trucks.
Halloween 2008 was not a day for "trick or treat," but rather a tragic day for the Carroll family from East Dubuque, Illinois. As they were waiting to turn into a pumpkin patch near Huntley, the family's pickup truck was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer traveling 60 miles per hour.