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Labor Day Road Deaths Could Be Most Since 2008, Fatalities Up Sharply In 2015 Ends 5 Decade Decline

More people died on our nation's highways in 2015 than in the year before, ending five decades of generally declining fatalities. And Labor Day roadway fatalities are estimated to be higher than in 2008.

Federal Government Pushes for Speed Limiters on Trucks and Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to mandate speed-limiting devices on all tractor-trailers and buses in the country in a bid to save lives and fuel. Announced yesterday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...Show More Summary

Make big trucks and buses physically unable to speed, regulators suggest

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Two safety regulators are seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways. A new proposal Friday would impose a nationwide by using an electronic device to cap speeds of newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. Regulators...

Summer driving season is ending — here's how far $50 worth of gas will get you on America's highways

US gas prices have hit the lowest point in recent history, falling to levels last seen before the Great Recession. According to the New York Times, the national average fell to $2.18 per gallon in July.  Since gas prices have becomeShow More Summary

Indian Shipping Seeks Road Fund for Development of Waterways

 The Shipping Ministry of India has mooted a proposal to utilize part of the fuel cess collected for building national highways for expansion of National Waterways as well.

Kosovo Celebrates Joe Biden’s Late Son By Naming A Highway After Him

Kosovo celebrated the contributions of Vice President Joe Biden’s late son, Beau, by dedicating a 22-mile national highway to the former Delaware attorney general. President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa of Kosovo and members...Show More Summary

NHTSA Airbag Inflator Investigations Expand Further Beyond Takata

he usa’s national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) will expand its investigations into airbag inflator units after the death of a motorist in canada last month was linked to one of the devices. unlike previous airbag inflator-related...Show More Summary

NHTSA Investigating Another Airbag Death, but This Time It Isn’t Takata

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expanded its investigation into airbags manufactured by ARC Automotive following the July 8 death of a Hyundai driver in Canada. According to Reuters, an airbag inflator in the vehicle ruptured, fatally injuring the driver. Show More Summary

Maryland Wants to Catch Up with Virginia in Battle against DC Gridlock

Washington Business Journal reports that Virginia’s express lane and highway expansion projects put it far ahead of Maryland in the campaign to relieve national capital region traffic congestion. Now, Congressman John Delaney (D-MD),...Show More Summary

Three Bodies, Likely Those of Missing Teen Hikers, Found Off Of Angeles Crest Highway

The three teens were last seen on Saturday, when they had told family friends they were going hiking in Angeles National Forest. [ more › ]

Three bodies found at crash site in Angeles National Forest during search for missing teens

Three bodies were discovered Monday evening in the wreckage of a mangled white pickup, 900 feet down a hill off Angeles Crest Highway, during a search for three missing Fontana-area teenagers. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s helicopter spotted the truck in a deep ravine; authorities were combing...

The Companies That Teach Their Employees How To Sleep

Asleep on the job: a worker sits in traffic on National Highway 8 in Haryana, India, on Saturday, May 14, 2016. (Photo: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg) Question: What do camera-maker Olympus, accountants PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Shire Pharmaecuticals, Unilever and Cambridge University have in common. Answer: they are all sending employees on [...]

LA's 101 Freeway Is America's 'Highway from Hell'

A Wednesday morning commute on the 101 is literally the worst in the nation This might not even register as news for many, but now it’s official: The 101 freeway is America’s "Highway from Hell." A new report by Auto Insurance Center (via the Daily News) analyzed commutes in 471 urban areas to find the 10 worst commutes in the U.S. Show More Summary

Recall Apathy: 45 Million Vehicles Went Unrepaired Between 2013–2015

Drivers saw a tsunami of vehicle recalls in recent years, and many are choosing not to bother getting the fix. J.D. Power and Associates tapped its SafetyIQ platform to analyze National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data...Show More Summary

Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash was speeding, report says

Joshua Brown, the Tesla driver who on May 7 died in a crash in Florida while the car's Autopilot was engaged was speeding, according to a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) preliminary report. SEE ALSO: Tesla...Show More Summary

On Autopilot, Elon Musk Has a Friend in NHTSA Chief

His company’s product is under investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes the favorable press the NHTSA gave to its Autopilot system. Musk tweeted a link to a Wall Street...Show More Summary

Highway ban squeezes lanes for China’s self-driving car industry

In a potential setback for China’s accelerating autonomous vehicle industry, the government has banned such cars from testing on the nation’s highways. A Bloomberg report via Motortrend that revealed Chinese automobile regulators decided to block self-driving cars from undergoing tests on public highways. Show More Summary

Cops Came to the Republican National Convention From All Across the Country

CLEVELAND—A total of 5,500 police officers were brought in from all across the country to protect the consitutents and participants of the Republican National Convention. A California Highway Patrol officer told Slate's Seth Stevenson his team was 300 strong here. Show More Summary

Obama's Landmark Greenhouse Gas And Fuel Economy Standards Are Working - Now Let's Look to the Future

(Tom Toles, Washington Post, Sept 2, 2012) This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a very positive report regarding the historic federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. Show More Summary

Honda, Ford and Audi Vehicles Are Just a Few Companies Affected by the Largest Recalls of 2016

Experts at AxleGeeks used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine the biggest auto recalls of 2016 so far.

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