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Gridlock Nation: America’s Five Worst Highways

DC-based political paper The Hill is one of our favorite reads: 99% congressional wonky goodness and 1% government-related fun facts like this (hint: despite its depiction in movies and TV, Los Angeles does not have a monopoly on roadway gridlock by a long shot). Millions of people traveling for Thanksgiving will face daunting traffic problems that critics [...]

NHTSA Orders Takata To Recall Airbags By December 2

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ordering Takata to conduct a nationwide recall of its airbags, while Honda was found to have issued Takata-related recalls as early as 2002. Reuters learned the automaker called back...Show More Summary

NHTSA Tells Chrysler to Expand Its Takata Airbag Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put Chrysler in the hot seat Tuesday, telling the automaker to expand its June recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags and to report the problem to affected owners by Dec. 1, according to...

U.S. Regulator: Chrysler At Rear Of Pack On Air Bag Recall Response

DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC must expand its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The Fiat Chrysler...Show More Summary

Peaceful #JusticeForMikeBrown Protests Flood Highways Across The Nation [VIDEO]

The people have spoken. We want justice. Peaceful Protests Spring Up Across America In Response To Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict Via CNN: From New York to Los Angeles and dozens and dozens of cities in between, protesters flooded the

Ferguson: National Guard Troops Doubled To Prevent More Rioting

Ferguson will have 2,200 National Guard troops on the ground to help prevent rioting, looting, and more fires tonight. Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said there were about 700 National Guard troops in the St. Louis suburb last evening, as the Ferguson decision was announced to the public. Show More Summary

Small modifications to tractor-trailers could save billions of gallons of gasoline each year

Each year, the more than 2 million tractor-trailer trucks that cruise America's highways consume about 36 billion gallons of diesel fuel, representing more than 10 percent of the nation's entire petroleum use. That fuel consumption could be reduced by billions of gallons a year through the use of drag-reducing devices on trucks, according to new studies.

Regulators Close Investigations Into 600,000 Ford, GM Vehicles Without Initiating Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration generally opens inquiries into car manufacturers after receiving numerous consumer complaints about an issue. Those investigations often lead to some type of safety recall. However,Show More Summary

U.S. Regulators Close Probes Into About 600,000 Ford, GM Vehicles

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators have closed investigations into about 500,000 Ford Motor Co and about 100,000 General Motors Co vehicles without calling for recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Honda Failed To Report More Than 1,700 Death And Injury Claims, Could Face Record $35M Fine

Honda’s issues with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aren’t looking any better after the manufacture announced that it failed to report more than 1,729 claims of injury or death to the regulators. And that violation...Show More Summary

2015 Car Seat Trends

Child-safety seats are always evolving as manufacturers look to create safer and easier-to-use car seats that meet changing federal standards. Related: Car Seat Checks This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated a weight limit for Latch anchors, and...

Report: US driver data privacy laws aren't strict enough for EU

In October the Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manfuacturers informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that they were working together on a set of privacy protection guidelines for drivers. Show More Summary

Official: Feds chastise Marchionne over Jeep recall, only 13% repaired so far

Following the significant outcry surrounding the General Motors and Takata airbag safety crises this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to be taking a much more aggressive role in pushing owners to repair their recalled vehicles. Show More Summary

NHTSA, USDOT Demand National Recall Action From Takata, Automakers

While we were looking over the latest and greatest from the 2014 LA Auto Show, the Takata band played on. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation are both calling for a national recall...Show More Summary

Obama Nominates Rosekind To Top NHTSA Post

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may have finally found its new administrator. Autoblog reports President Barack Obama nominated National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind to the agency’s top post. Rosekind...Show More Summary

NHTSA: Not Enough Evidence to Force Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall

A high-ranking official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was defending federal safety regulators' decision not to mandate a national recall of all cars affected by defective airbags manufactured by Japan’s Takata. According to The Detroit News, Deputy NHTSA...

Medical Examiner rules faulty airbag killed Orlando woman

A faulty airbag that exploded shrapnel killed an Orlando woman last month, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered automakers to issue a recall of the Takata Corporation airbags.

NHTSA Urges Automakers to Issue National Recall for Takata Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today it's urging the 10 automakers involved in auto supplier Takata’s passenger-side airbag campaign to recall all such cars made across the U.S. That’s what The Detroit News reports, citing NHTSA Deputy Administrator...

Safety agency to push for national air bag recall

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration threatens to use legal authority to expand recall of potentially dangerous Takata air bags

Honda To Replace Takata Airbags Nationwide If Consumers Complain

Worried that the airbag in your Honda may shred your face instead of saving it? Complain loud enough, and the automaker will replace the unit in question. In a statement made to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier...Show More Summary

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