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Why Men Get Into Twice As Many Fatal Car Accidents As Women

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As a comic who goes to a lot of open mics, I’ve heard just about every “women are bad drivers” joke there is. And now, thanks to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we know that those jokes aren’t just hacky, they’re also factually inaccurate. Read more...

Here's everything we know about Takata and the largest recall in US automotive history

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Takata will declare 33.8 million vehicles defective because they are equipped with airbags that can explode and spray occupants with shards of metal. "U.S.Show More Summary

At Charlton Flats, in Angeles National Forest, spectacular views

Just 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, this Charlton Flats walk features spectacular mountain views and is a great introduction to the many Angeles National Forest hiking trails along the Angeles Crest Highway. Before you go, pick up an Adventure Pass at a sporting goods store.

NHTSA Once Again Flexes Regulatory Muscle Over GM, Manufacturers Who Used Takata

Since taking the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has made his intention to hold automakers responsible for safety issues well known. This week, the agency continued tightening theShow More Summary

NHTSA Will Partially Continue GM Safety Oversight

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was undecided whether it would require GM to continue monthly safety issue disclosure meetings. However, in a letter obtained by The Detroit News, the NHTSA has decided to extend parts of the agreement for another year. Show More Summary

Major Airbag Recall: 8 Things Moms Need to Know

Post by Suzee Skwiot. After more than six months after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called for the recalls of Takata airbags, the company has expanded its recalls to include a total of 33.8 million vehicles, made by 11 different automakers. Show More Summary

Congress Punts on Highway Funding

Tuesday, the effort to find a long-term solution to pay for the nation’s highway infrastructure before the current funding authority for the Highway Trust Fund expires at the end of the month failed. Instead, the House passed H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, with a bipartisan vote of 387-35. Show More Summary

Takata Admits To Faulty Airbags As Recall Becomes The Biggest In History

Australia has seen three wide-reaching airbag recalls in the past week, and now the manufacturer has finally admitted that its product is faulty. Japanese parts supplier Takata has agreed to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) request in the US to effectively double the number of vehicles recalled worldwide over the issue. Show More Summary

Sen. Jim Inhofe Sounds Off On Highway Trust Fund Future

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) sat down with The Huffington Post Tuesday to talk about the difficulties for Congress in finding funding for a six-year highway fix. The Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay for the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems, expires on May 31. Show More Summary

Japanese manufacturer Takata expands defective airbag recall

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed on Tuesday that the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata will declare 33.8 million cars unsafe due to airbag defects. The move would double the company’s previous recall of 17 million vehicles. Continue reading ? The post Japanese manufacturer Takata expands defective airbag recall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Takata will declare 33.8 million vehicles defective due to exploding airbags

Top officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation and its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have made an announcement related to Takata Corp's air bag recalls. Takata will declare 33.8 million vehicles defective because...Show More Summary

Takata declares air bags in nearly 34 million vehicles defective: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp has agreed to declare nearly 34 million vehicles defective due to problems with air bag inflators, the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Safety Administration said on Tuesday.

Top GOP Senator Blames His Party For Lack Of Highway Funding

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that his own party is one of the main problems when it comes to finding a path forward on long-term, increased funding for the nation’s roads,...Show More Summary

Regulators to Hold Hearing on Fiat Chrysler Safety Reponse

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Wheels

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 20 recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles.

NHTSA Probing Fiat Chrysler’s Response To At Least 20 Safety Recalls, Schedules July 2 Public Hearing

Federal regulators are once again expressing their displeasure with Fiat Chrysler’s slow-moving response to fixing millions of Jeeps that can explode following low-speed rear-end collisions. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety...Show More Summary

Feds To Shame Fiat-Chrysler In Rare Public Hearing Into Recalls

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is none-to-pleased about Fiat Chrysler’s handling of some 20 recalls affecting over 10 million vehicles, and it’s holding a public hearing on July 2 to aid in the investigation of how the automaker has handled the recalls. In short, NHTSA is pissed and now it’s taking serious action. Read more...

NHTSA Aims To Speed Implementation Of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Today's cars are, without a doubt, safer than they've ever been. But with ever-increasing congestion—along with seemingly infinite distractions—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking to speed implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V), which would focus on drivers avoiding crashes, rather than simply...

GOP Senator Blames Own Party For Being ‘Incredibly Irresponsible' On Highway Funding

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) railed against his own party Wednesday for failing to extend funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems sooner. "We’re going to kick the can down the road," Corker told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Show More Summary

Congress Needs 'The Equivalent Of LeBron James' To Fix Highway Fund, Says DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Monday that Congress needs the equivalent of basketball player LeBron James to help them pass a long-term extension of a federal fund that pays for the nation’s transportationShow More Summary

Despite Reid's Threat, GOP Won't Prioritize Highway Bill Over International Trade

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Top Senate Republicans made it clear Tuesday that in spite of threats from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), they don't intend to address a bill on the nation’s transportation infrastructure -- at least not before...Show More Summary

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