Just some trivia to share....
Friday, December 7, 2012
By Allison T. McCann
Everybody's stocking up on those entertaining Buckyballs before a ban against them enters into force. But they're far from the first beloved product to earn the wrath of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Is your car popular for the wrong reasons? It could be if you drive a Dodge Charger, which tops the latest list of most stolen new cars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Autos continue to be hot properties among thieves, with 379,677 of them pilfered last year according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Fortunately, NHTSA says increased use of parts marking, anti-theft devices and technology like coded keys, along with heighted public awareness and improved law enforcement have helped reduce this number steadily since 2001, with vehicle thefts now at their lowest rate since 1967. Still, the FBI figures one car was pinched last year for every 555 members of the U.S. population, to the tune of around $4.5 billion in annual losses.