U.S. Investigates 12 Million Vehicles Over Potentially Faulty Airbags
NHTSA has expanded an investigation into malfunctioning airbag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles, according to an article by Associated Press.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces 2017 Roadway Fatalities Down
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that 2017 highway fatality numbers are down following two consecutive years of large increases.
U.S. Department of Transportation Launches New Ad Campaign to Stop Impaired Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently rolled out its new safety campaign, If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.
U.S. DOT and NHTSA Kick Off 5th Annual U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Campaign
NHTSA is mobilizing law enforcement officers nationwide to look out for drivers texting or using their phone behind the wheel.
EPA Declares Obama-Era Vehicle Emissions Standards Too Stringent
Under existing regulations, automakers must reach an average fleet fuel efficiency of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 – more than double the current average.
Consumer Watchdog Joins Coalition Demanding DOT Exercise Strong Oversight of Driverless Vehicles
The group Consumer Watchdog said it has joined a broad coalition calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to fulfill its legal obligation to ensure effective oversight for the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles.
Automakers Must Make ‘Quiet Vehicles’ Noisier by 2020: NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a final rule establishing minimum sound-level requirements for low-speed operation of hybrid and electric vehicles.
NHTSA Launches Drugged Driving Initiative, Announces March 15 Summit
With a national opioid epidemic and states legalizing marijuana, NHTSA is making the drugged-driving problem a top priority to ensure U.S. roads, communities and families are safe from impaired drivers.
Indiana Bill Would Prohibit Installation of Unsafe Used Tires
Indiana lawmakers are considering a proposed bill that aims to prohibit tire and automotive service businesses from installing unsafe used tires on vehicles.
Ohio Bill Prohibits Installing Unsafe Used Tires
The legislation is supported by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), which has deemed the passing vote as an important step towards consumer protection from worn-out, damaged or improperly repaired used tires.
Reuters: NHTSA Looking for Ways to Clear Roadblocks to Driverless Vehicles
The U.S. National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration said it is looking for input on ways to get rid of regulatory hurdles to autonomous vehicles, according to a Reuters report.
‘Drive2Life’ PSA Contest Invites Teens to Create Messages on Danger of Speeding
The National Road Safety Foundation is inviting teens to submit their ideas for messages to help educate their peers and others about the dangers of speeding.