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NHTSA awards Audi A3 and S3 sedans five stars

The Audi A3 and S3 sedans aced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program tests, each scoring five stars overall. The A3 sedan is also a Top Safety Pick+ according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Show More Summary

Motorcycle fatalities down for the first time since 2009

For the first time since 2009, motorcycle fatalities decreased year-on-year in 2013: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration counted 4,668 motorcyclist deaths last year compared to 4,896 in 2012. Show More Summary

Prank Changes Highway Sign To Reference 'Christmas Vacation'

"National Lampoon" fans traveling for the holidays got quite the surprise this Christmas. New Jersey's Garden State Parkway got hit by a prank on Thursday when someone changed the highway's exit for Clark and Westfield to read "Clark...Show More Summary

Christmas Prankster Changes NJ Highway Exit Sign From Clark Westfield To "Clark Griswold"

Ha some highly-motivated wag determined to have the happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fuking Kaye changed a Garden State Parkway exit sign to pay homage to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The exit sign...Show More Summary

BMW to Replace Air Bags Across U.S.

Matthias Schrader/AP NEW YORK -- BMW (BAMXF) has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pushing companies to recall older cars with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. Show More Summary

Chrysler recalling 280k Dodge Ram 1500 pickups over axle seizures

A June investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has led to a full recall of the 2005 Dodge Ram, after investigators discovered a loose pinion nut could cause the rear axle to seize. 280,000 vehicles are affected globally, while 257,000 are in the US market. Show More Summary

Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down from 2012's...

Recalls: Jaguar recalls 1,500 XJ sedans over brake issues

A problem with the hydraulic brakes on the flagship XJ sedan has prompted Jaguar to issue a recall. The issue, as publicized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the notice you can read below, revolves around theShow More Summary

For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans

When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City uncommonly well.

Ford expands Takata air bag recall to more than 500,000 cars

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will comply with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request to greatly expand a recall of vehicles that have a driver’s side air bag that can explode, sending shrapnel into the vehicle cabin.

Ford Expands Airbag Recall

In November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers to expand a recall of Takata-manufactured airbags, and Ford has announced it's doing just that. Following Honda and Mazda, Ford has decided to expand its Takata airbag recall nationwide. The...

NHTSA Ready To Force Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ready to force Takata and three of its clients into a nationwide recall over the catastrophic failure of the supplier’s airbags. The Detroit News reports the agency will bring Ford,...Show More Summary

Senate confirms new chief of U.S. auto safety agency

last weekNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate confirmed Mark Rosekind to lead the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has come under criticism this year for not responding more quickly to evidence of potentially deadly vehicle defects. Show More Summary

Morning Reads: Ga. Highway Woes, Brookhaven Birthday, New Voters for Dems?

International Hostage situation in Sydney may be politically motivated National 10 things to know for Monday CNN commentator suggests Democrats pursue protestors for more votes Cheney: I’d do it again in a minute Local No quick solution...Show More Summary

Highway congestion? Try life in the fast lane

The metropolitan area contains some of the oldest and most overburdened roads in the nation, and they shoulder especially heavy traffic during the holiday season. Meanwhile, the push for more... To view the full story, click the title link.

Congress Kills Secret Roadside Alcohol Testing

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Since the 1970s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conducted periodic roadblocks involving tests of drivers to see how many are under the influence. The increasingly secretive nature of the testing came under a ton of fire this year, and now Congress has said, "You're done." Read more...

Record snowfall upstate New York

Some weather observation posts near Syracuse are reporting 20? of snow. In Syracuse itself, the National Weather Service recorded 11.5 inches of snowfall Wednesday – a new one-day record. An interstate highway was closed by the blizzard. Oh, and by the way. This is finals week at Syracuse University! A snowy finals week at Syracuse […]

Congress Moves Closer to Choosing NHTSA Chief

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

You probably haven't heard of Mark Rosekind, a former NASA member who's been on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010. But he soon may head to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country's top auto-safety agency. The Detroit...

Report: Acura TLX sales stopped over rollaway fears

A bad indicator that could convince customers that affected cars are in park, even when they aren't, has pushed Acura to issue a stop-sale for the V6-equipped TLX sedan. The company has already alerted the National Highway Traffic Safety...Show More Summary

Honda, Mazda Move For National Recall Of Vehicles With Defective Takata Airbags

Nearly a month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers and parts manufacturer Takata to expand recalls of vehicles with airbags that may spew shrapnel at passengers upon deployment, Honda and Mazda have...Show More Summary

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