Posts Tagged 'nhtsa'

2020 May Break Trend in Traffic Death Decreases

New data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears to show that three consecutive years of traffic death decreases may have come to a close as reckless and risky behavior overtook any potential gains in safety from having fewer cars on the nation’s roadways during the global coronavirus pandemic.

“As I’m sure you have noticed, our roads emptied out as people began staying at home, but we soon started hearing anecdotes about reckless driving with ...

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Cities’ Focus on Pedestrian Safety Shines Light on SUVs

SUVs leading to higher rate of pedestrian death in citiesYou might not think of your SUV or minivan as a light truck, but it – along with every pickup truck on the nation’s highways – is part of the largest American vehicle segment by far. In fact, more than two out of every three new vehicles sold in the United States is now categorized as a “light truck,” and cities across the country are taking note ...

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NHTSA Investigating Nissan Over Random Autobraking Incidents

Nissan facing questions over autobrake malfunctions in Rogue crossover SUVsFor those that have autobraking vehicles, the first time the system engages can come as quite a shock. Designed to reduce the likelihood of rear-end collisions, autobraking systems use sensors to determine whether the vehicle is closing on the vehicle in front of it too quickly and to apply the brakes if the driver has failed to do so.

The technology is slated to be a standard feature ...

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Over 40,000 Harley-Davidsons Recalled for Brake Issue; No Word from NHTSA Due to Shutdown

Harley Davidson hit with another recallAs a battle raged in D.C. over the perceived urgency of a border wall with Mexico, an actual crisis unfolded for iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson and tens of thousands of its customers. In the end, it fell to Harley to reach out and notify customers of a critical recall, as the government shutdown made it impossible to update the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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Which Holiday is the Most Dangerous for Travelers?

The weather outside might be frightful and the fire in the fireplace might indeed be delightful, but holidays mean that Americans have plenty of places to go. And while many might be under the impression that the approach of the winter holidays means a spike in automobile fatalities is looming right around the corner, CBS News reports of an analysis conducted on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that shows ...

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NHTSA May Reopen Investigation of Jeep Fuel Tanks

NHTSA to investigate jeep fuel tanksThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may consider reopening its investigation into fuel tank–related fires involving Chrysler’s recalled Jeep models. According to the Bloomberg article, chief of NHTSA Mark Rosekind said that repairs to the recalled Jeeps “should be done faster, and we want to see that 100 percent. Everything is on the table for us to look at.” The announcement comes only weeks after a Georgia ...

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