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Media Advisory: New Crash Test Result Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

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Media Advisory: New Crash Test Result Available on NHTSA's World Wide Web Site

NHTSA
June 30, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 27-00
Friday, June 30, 2000
Contact: Tim Hurd, Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) released a crash test result for a model year 2000 vehicle. This result is now available on the agency's World Wide Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov./

For side impact, the Ford Focus two-door is rated. It received four stars for the driver and one star for the rear seat passenger.

For both frontal and side impact, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) reports crash test results in a range of one to five stars, with five stars showing the best crash protection for vehicles. Frontal tests should be compared only within the same weight class.

A fact sheet containing explanatory information and tables showing NCAP crash test results for model year 2000 vehicles, is available by calling the NHTSA Office of Public and Consumer Affairs, 202-366-9550; the Auto Safety Hotline, 1-800-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236); or by writing to NHTSA Public Affairs, Room 5232, 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. The crash test information is available at NHTSA's web site by clicking on "Crash Tests" under "Popular Information" in the index on the left side of the screen.

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