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Lawmakers sponsoring a bill that would require automakers to print car models' government crash-test data on their window stickers have an unlikely ally. Honda Motor announced it would publish such data on all of its 2006 model year Honda and Acura vehicles, in effect supporting the US Senate's version of the federal highway bill currently in Congress (though the House version of the bill doesn't have the same mandate). Honda's move makes it one of the first automakers ever to do something before the government told it to. Still, critics of the prospective statute say consumers may be confused by too much data on the sticker, which already includes such data as estimated fuel economy, yearly fuel cost, and price offered in exchange for first begotten son.

Honda to Publish Crash Test Ratings [LA Times]