NHTSA looking at new vehicle safety ratings
Posted at: 04/08/2013 6:47 AM
Federal safety regulators are looking at new vehicle safety ratings geared towards seniors and families.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering adding a "silver" rating that would assess the safety of the vehicle for older occupants and a "family" rating for how well it protects rear-seat passengers, including children.
The move comes as more seniors are driving longer and families are more active.
Officials say if approved, it would take three to four years to implement the new ratings.