In the wake of a report written by Republican members of the United States House of Representatives regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inability to find and link evidence regarding General Motors’ involvement...Show More Summary
It was a long day for David Friedman and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during congressional testimony Tuesday, admitting before a Senate panel that his agency has more work to do to improve itself, and that General Motors made “incredibly poor decisions” as far as recalls were concerned. Show More Summary
NHTSA's incompetence played a role in allowing the General Motors ignition switch crisis to go undetected for years. Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal...Show More Summary
By definition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with preventing crashes and achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. Yet, according to a new House committee report, the agency failed for years to identify a safety issue in General Motors vehicles that eventually lead to 19 deaths, if not more. A House … [More]
Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the new Takata airbag fiasco. Read more...
Back when investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first probed reports of unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles, they ran into a serious internal roadblock. They lacked the expertise to examine the problem. Show More Summary
On the heels of yesterday's New York Times investigation, a report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an alleged series of critical mistakes leading up to GM's recall of some 2.2...
Those from the mighty heights of American bidness are always quick to sound the alarm of ‘Too Much Regulation.’ And then we read this about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (boldface mine): The agency has also not made full … Continue reading ?
"We've lost more Americans on the highways than we've lost in all the wars that we've ever fought," says Jim Hall, the former head of the National Transportation Safety Board in a new video from the New York Times. Read more...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation on the 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta because the regulator has received 61 complaints from drivers, including one claim of an injury, about the doors on the subcompacts failing to latch and sometimes even flying open while driving. Show More Summary
A New York Times investigation into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alleges that the nation's top auto safety regulator spent the past decade stumbling over recalls and withholding its legal powers to regulate an auto industry with record-breaking recalls...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation — recently released statistical projections of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of this year. While the numbers are high, there are signs of some positive trends. Show More Summary
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least one man has reported that his 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled unexpectedly on the highway shortly after being refueled. The unidentified man who contacted NHTSA...Show More Summary
When the NFL team in Washington DC takes to the field this Sunday, they will still be called the Redskins. It seems that the team's owner just can't let go of that racist name, even at the request of the National Congress of American Indians and a U.S. Show More Summary
Million-car recalls are so last month. In a year marred by vehicle safety issues, one Swedish car manufacturer issued what is likely the smallest recall of 2014: One vehicle. Koenigsegg Automotive notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it plans to recall the one 2013 Agera sold in the United States because of a tire problem, NBC News reports… [More]
Big Government gets its grasping hands into everything — even our cars: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an “advanced notice
Early this year, the US Department of Transportation’s (DoT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would begin steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology, in a bid to prevent accidents. Now,...Show More Summary
Some Chrysler owners say their car has a mind of its own; Center for Auto Safety wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate
This year more than most, it's pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It's seemingly been a little quiet on...Show More Summary
The Deapartment of Transportation wants to mandate new rules that would require vehicle-to-vehicle communication capability including the car’s location, direction and speed. CNS News reported: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week … Continue reading ?