Here is a summary of the National Transportation Safety Board's key recommendations on highway safety:
Data recording devices should be installed on all vehicles to gather better information on what happens before and during crashes.
NHTSA should develop smaller crash-test dummies to gather data on what happens to children and women in crashes.
NHTSA should develop better overall crash tests.
States should enact laws requiring children under 13 to ride in the back seat.
States should repeal laws that bar evidence about seat-belt use from being presented in court cases.
Local law enforcement agencies should be empowered to crack down on motorists who don't use seat belts or child restraints.
Local, state and federal agencies should develop better methods of measuring seat-belt usage rates and should improve records of airbag-induced injuries.
Carmakers should consider raising the threshold speed at which airbags deploy.
News media and entertainment industries should emphasize the importance of seat-belt and child-restraint use in stories, advertisements, movies and programs.