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Parents Need to Talk to Their Children about School Bus Safety at the Start of the School Year

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, from 2004 through 2013, 1,344 people died in school transportation-related crashes--an average of 134 fatalities per year.

NSA Pays Utah $1M to Secure Roads to Enormous Super-Secret Data Center

The National Security Agency paid the state of Utah more than $1 million over 14 months for state troopers to guard the entrance to the agency's data center near Salt Lake City, according to Utah Highway Patrol records.

The nation’s worst and most dangerous roads, according to Google

Congress last week approved yet another short-term bandaid to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. In case you haven't noticed, the nation's roads and bridges are kind of a hot mess. Congress is actively making the problem worse by failing to pass longer-term funding bills that would let states adequately budget out their highway spending. American drivers ultimately […]

NHTSA Investigating Harman Kardon for Hacking Vulnerabilities

Fresh from the recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles infotainment-hacking flap, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last week that it would look further into supplier Harman Kardon for possible vulnerabilities in other cars, the Associated Press reports (via Autoblog). Show More Summary

Hacking of Jeep leads to probe of Harmon Kardon

After a Jeep was hacked, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating if other Harmon Kardon products have security flaws. Video provided by Newsy        

US: Highway Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

July 31--WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim Inhofe's bill promising a renewed national focus on highway and transit needs and $4.2 billion in road-building money for Oklahoma faced an uncertain future on Thursday after clearing the Senate with bipartisan...Show More Summary

Feds Hand Out Funds To Be Used For 'Traffic Safety;' Local Agencies Buy License Plate Readers Instead

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) is supposed to be focused on one thing: safety. For crying out loud, it's right in the middle of its cumbersome name. But the federal funding it hands out to state and local...Show More Summary

Tiny Baby Elephant Chases Off a Flock of Protective Swallows Who Try to Impede His Path

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A tiny baby elephant at Kruger National Park in South Africa chased after a flock of very protective, low-flying swallows who tried to impede his path across the road. According to Latest Sightings, this happened on the H3 highway near the Berg-en-Dal Rest-Camp inside the park. With this week being so sad after the loss […]

Fiat Chrysler accepts $144m penalty, agrees to vehicle buy-backs over previous recalls

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has accepted the largest civil penalty ever imposed by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and will offer to buy back hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles from owners after acknowledging a substandard execution of vehicle safety recalls. FCA agreed to a US$105 million ($144 million) penalty, a buy-back program […]

FiatChrysler's $100-Million Fine Probably Won't Hurt Much More Than The Bottom Line

FiatChrysler Automobiles (FCA), owner of the expansively popular Jeeps and Ram brands as well as a bunch of car lines that don’t make any money, joined a select and infamous group this week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration slapped the company with a record fine for what basically [...]

Buybacks, Bailouts, Fines: Obama And The Auto Industry

On Monday, the Obama Administration announced the largest vehicle buyback program in history, involving 580,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles. Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the sanction was imposed because the car company failed to come up with adequate repairs for Dodge Ram pickups and Dodge sport [...]

House Republicans Say 'Not It' To Senate Over Highway Funding

WASHINGTON -- Congress will fall off a fiscal cliff in four days if it fails to come to a consensus on how to fund the nation's transportation infrastructure.  House Republicans are urging the Senate to take up legislation they passed...Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler May Have to Take Back 1.5M Defective Jeeps, Rams

In an order detailing the largest civil penalty for an automaker so far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could have to buy back 500,000 defective trucks and accept trade-in above market value for 1 million defective Jeeps. Show More Summary

Report: NHTSA to fine Fiat Chrysler $105M

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will fine Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $105 million for botching the recall of more than 11 million cars, including 1.6 million Jeeps with a fuel tank issue, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler Receives Record $105 Million Fine For Failure To Address 23 Recalls

For the second time this year, federal regulators have handed down a record-setting fine to an automaker for failing to properly report and investigate possible defects. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration levied a $105...Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler To Be Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Safety Recalls

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government will hit Fiat Chrysler with a record $105 million fine next week for violating laws in a series of vehicle safety recalls, a person briefed on the matter said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reveal the fine on Monday. Show More Summary

Report: Feds To Hit Fiat Chrysler With Record $105M Fine Over Recalls

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Fiat Chrysler has recently drawn the ire of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over “a litany of failures” with millions of vehicle recalls, including older Jeeps linked to fatal fires. According to a Wall Street Journal report, we now know Fiat Chrysler will face penalties from the feds to the tune of $105 million. Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler to get $105m fine from NHTSA for recall woes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reportedly levy a $105 million fine against Fiat Chrysler Automotive over lapses in the reporting and handling of recalls and safety defects. Continue reading Fiat Chrysler to get...Show More Summary

New Lightbulbs To Make Heathrow Way Better

There are great airports in Europe, hubs that serve as both a welcoming gateway and a source of national pride, brightly lit, attractively laid out, spacious and linked to cities by a quick rail and highway connection. And then there's...Show More Summary

Revealed: The security hole in Chrysler cars is ridiculous – and now 1.4 million cars must be patched via USB sticks

Watchdog recall motors, sheds light on flaw Fiat Chrysler's bad week just got even worse: the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled 1.4 million of the manufacturer's cars after a dangerous software flaw was revealed just days ago.…

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