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Allstate Releases Latest Best Drivers Report

Thirteenth annual report names Kansas City, Kansas, as the city with America’s safest drivers.

NHTSA Denies Automatic Emergency Braking Petition for Rulemaking

NHTSA indicated that the agency is watching OEMs’ efforts on automatic emergency braking and may assess down the road “whether additional steps, including the possibility of a rulemaking to establish a new standard, might be needed in the future.”

U.S. DOT Finds No ‘Safety-Related Defect Trend’ After Tesla Autopilot Probe

Data suggests that Tesla’s driver-assistance technology might actually improve safety.

NHTSA, DOT Propose Rule for V2V Communications

The standard would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles and to standardize the message and format of V2V transmissions.

Rising Auto Claims Costs Putting Upward Pressure on Price of Insurance

A white paper from the Insurance Information Institute notes that, between the first quarters of 2014 and 2016, collision claim frequency increased 2.6 percent while collision claim severity rose 8.2 percent.

Consumer Advocates Sue NHTSA for Ignoring Automatic Emergency Braking Petition

If NHTSA required automakers to adopt advanced safety technologies, Consumer Watchdog believes it could prevent or limit the injuries and property damage from an estimated 910,000 automobile crashes every year.

U.S. DOT Proposes Guidelines to Address Driver Distraction Caused by Mobile Devices in Vehicles

The announcement covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on U.S. roads.

U.S. House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Self-Driving Cars

The hearing is the latest in a series that is examining the effects of federal policy on emerging technologies.

NHTSA Sets ‘Quiet Car’ Safety Standard to Protect Pedestrians

New requirement of audible alert will help prevent 2,400 pedestrian injuries a year.

Autonomous Cars Will Not Dominate Roadways for Decades, U.S. Regulator Says

The biggest reason, says National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Head Mark Rosekind, is that there are about 250 million cars and trucks that are more than a decade old on average still on the road.

U.S. DOT Issues Federal Guidance to the Automotive Industry for Improving Motor Vehicle Cybersecurity

Guidance covers cybersecurity best practices for all motor vehicles, individuals and organizations manufacturing and designing vehicle systems and software.

U.S. DOT and Safety Partners Highlight Teen Driver Safety Week Events

NHTSA’s 5 to Drive campaign encourages safe driving behaviors in teen drivers, like cell phone use while driving, no extra passengers, no speeding, no alcohol, and no driving or riding without a seat belt.