Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's, NHTSA, new 5-star rating system is tougher than ever.
"In order to get a 5-star rating, you have to manufacture a really safe car," said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
Among the many changes to the system, the NHTSA is including something that's never been used before: female crash dummies.
"We know that the size and the shape of females is quite different than it is for males," said LaHood.
The agency is also rating how cars perform in side-impact crashes and considering new technology like rear sensors.
"If a car comes close to you on the side, or the rear backup, or if they're too close to a car in the front," LaHood said. "So we've looked at that technology as a way to really measure safety."
The NHSTA is collecting more data on injuries, in particular head injuries, which now factor into the rating.
There is also a new "pole test," which simulates a 20 mile-per-hour crash into a 10-inch pole just behind the driver.
"We're raising the bar on safety," said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.