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Hyundai Recalls 200,000 Vehicles For Steering Issues

Here’s the thing about driving a car: no one wants it to be more difficult or dangerous than it needs to be. That’s why Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 with steering issues. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice [PDF], Hyundai will recall 204,768 model year 2008 to 2010 Elantras and 2009 to 2010 Elantra … [More]

Don’t Let a Fender Bender Break the Bank

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were more than 5.6 million police-reported crashes in the U.S. in 2013. No doubt these crashes can take a huge emotional and financial toll on those impacted – and you might be surprised to learn what your policy covers, and doesn’t cover. The price tag [...]

NHTSA To Congress: Pull Recalled Used, Rental Vehicles Off The Road

The next vehicle the TTAC Zaibatsu or the B&B rent could be safer if Congress heeds the call of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AutoGuide reports the NHTSA is calling upon Congress to pass legislation that would bar...Show More Summary

NHTSA Fines Airbag Maker $14,000 a Day

Airbag-manufacturer Takata will be fined $14,000 a day by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because it has not cooperated with a probe of its faulty airbags, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today. Related: NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective...

Which Drugs Are the Deadliest to Drive On?

This month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report (pdf) called "Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk" that took a look at how often illegal drugs cause car accidents. In a finding that should surprise nobody, researchers found that people who used drugs were more likely to crash. Show More Summary

Record 63.9 million vehicles recalled in U.S. in 2014

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Automakers recalled a record 63.9 million vehicles in the U.S. last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a Thursday report.

New NHTSA Chief Wants To Create Team Focused On Spotting Defects

Just a month into his new gig as the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mark Rosekind unveiled his vision for the future of the agency, including increasing staff and creating two new divisions to help step up efforts to identify defects and alert motorists about issues and recalls. The Detroit News reports that Rosekind’s plan hinges on … [More]

Stoned driving not actually dangerous says official US traffic study

"Drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk of being in a crash than drivers who use alcohol, a new study from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows. "And after adjusting for age, gender, race and...Show More Summary

Pot Doesn’t Kill Motorists, Dopes Kill Motorists: US Government Study

A new study undertaken by the United States Government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that while marijuana users are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents, it isn’t always a direct result of the drug. Show More Summary

Marijuana DUIs Are On the Rise: Time to Shift Your DUI Practice?

Old and busted: drunken driving. New hotness? Drugged driving. The latest survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol are down by a third since 2007. That's good news for road safety, but there's some bad news too:......

Marijuana Users Are Way Less Likely To Get In An Accident Than Alcohol Users

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study comparing the relative driving safety risk of alcohol use and marijuana use, respectively, and it has a few important takeaways, as explained in depth by the Washington Post. Basically, it boils down to “marijuana users are less likely to be in accidents than alcohol users,” but […]

Nearly a quarter of drivers test positive for drugs in NHTSA study

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is trying to better understand impaired driving in two newly released studies. The first finds the percentage of drugged drivers growing, and the second questions the effect they have on accident rates. Show More Summary

How just a couple drinks make your odds of a car crash skyrocket

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a pair of reports on drunk and drugged driving. I've already written about how the data show that stoned driving is a lot safer than drunk driving. But one of the reports also quantifies the increase in crash risk as a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) increases, […]

Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana  were no more likely to crash than who had not used any […]

Alcohol Use Down, Drug Use Up Behind the Wheel

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Two new studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that while drunken driving has decreased over the past decade, incidents of driving under the influence of marijuana or prescription drugs has increased. Related: AAA: Marijuana Impairment While Driving...

?White House Wants To Boost Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives To $10,000

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The White House is looking to hike the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's defect investigation budget after automakers doubled the previous recall record last year with almost 64 million vehicles. But it also wants to get EV incentives up, which has about as much chance as Fiat making a dime on the 500E. Read more...

Congress Unsure On NHTSA Funding Increase

Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says funding is needed to boost staffing, some in Congress aren’t so sure on the proposal. The Detroit News reports the proposal, part of President Barack Obama’s FY 2016 budget...Show More Summary

Foxx: NHTSA Needs Staffing Increase To Keep Pace With Recalls

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Tuesday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration needs more staffing to keep pace with recalls. The Detroit News reports the secretary said as much during a brief conference...Show More Summary

2015 Honda Fit Earns NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

For 2015, the redesigned Honda Fit has something to brag about: improved safety ratings. The subcompact hatchback received a five-star overall safety rating out of five from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Related: 2015 Honda Fit Photo Gallery It...

Government Forces New Airbag Recall that Affects 2.12 Million Vehicles

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling more than 2 million vehicles to fix a defect it says was not properly remedied under a previous recall. Airbags can inadvertently deploy in 2.12 million Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac and...

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