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Twenty Years Ago Today, Sammy Hagar Got His Wish

And no longer had to drive 55 mph when President Clinton signed the $6.5 Billion National Highway System Designation Act that officially ended the federal 55 mph speed limit. And LOLCats everywhere took to the roads …

Electric vehicles can keep quiet for a little while longer - CNET

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration delays a mandate that would require electric vehicles to cater to the visually impaired.

Truck rolls over scattering 200 beehives onto Yunnan highway, looters stay the hell away

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yesterday, a truck carrying around 200 beehives rolled over on a national highway in Yunnan, sending its payload scattering angrily across the street. [ more › ]

America's 50 Worst Traffic Bottlenecks

The top-ranked chokepoint in the nation is in Chicago, a stretch of highway that extends 12 miles, costs motorists 16.9 million hours’ worth of time and wastes more than 6.3 million gallons of fuel while cars idle or crawl in traffic. Show More Summary

Kennedy Expressway tops new list of nation's most congested highways

As every proud Chicagoan can attest, the city bristles at being considered second-best. So some might give a quiet cheer — and a "knew-it-all-along" shrug — at a new study Monday ranking the Kennedy Expressway as the nation's No. 1 traffic bottleneck. The 12-mile stretch of Interstate 90 from south...

US: Duncan, Cohen Confident Deal on Long-Term Highway Bill is Near

Nov. 23--WASHINGTON -- This was supposed to be the week Congress does something it hasn't done in a decade: Send the president a bill that maps out the nation's highway-funding priorities for the next few years. Instead, Congress did what

Ohio Highway Adopted for Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn, Who Ended Her Life There

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A stretch of highway in Interstate 71 in Warren County, Ohio has been adopted for Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who made national headlines after ending her life there last December. Troopers reported that Alcorn died from blunt force trauma af… Read The post Ohio Highway Adopted for Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn, Who Ended Her Life There appeared first on Towleroad.

Tibetan –> Chinese –> Chinglish, ch. 2

This is a sequel to "Tibetan –> Chinese –> Chinglish " (11/11/15). (‘Alone, Popecity’ ???, a street sign on National Highway 214 at the entrance to Shangri-La, 2015. Photo: William Ratz) The above photograph is from Ben Hillman's fascinating "Shangri-la ????????: rebuilding a myth " (11/16/15) in The China Story Journal, from the Australian Centre […]

Hyundai to recall about 305,000 cars in U.S. for brake pedal issues

(Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co will recall nearly 305,000 vehicles in the United States to replace the brake pedal stopper pad, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Hyundai will recall certain model year 2011-2012 Sonata vehicles manufactured between Dec. Show More Summary

FEATURED -- Are Comcast and T-Mobile ruining the internet?

Imagine a world where America’s interstate highway and local road systems work a bit differently than it does today. They look the same, but the governing bodies that oversee our nation’s highways have cut deals with certain car makers. Show More Summary

Regulators Close Investigation Into Ford Door Latch Issues

More than a year after opening a probe into why the door latches on certain Ford vehicles refused to stay shut, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed the door (horrible pun) on the investigation after determining a recall initiated by the carmaker fixed the problem.  NHTSA announced in new filings [PDF] that it had closed its year-long …

YouTube star of MayBaby warns teens not to text and drive

The dangers of texting while driving are obvious, yet distracted drivers still account for far too many car wrecks — especially among teens. A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Show More Summary

Why Every Child Should Have A Seat Belt On The School Bus

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Seat belts have proven to reduce injury from car accidents, but currently, they're not required in all school buses. A new recommendation is working to change that.  National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator Mark R. Show More Summary

A No-Brainer? NHTSA Wants Seat Belts In School Buses, But States May Fight It

Most school buses in this country don’t have seat belts, a startling fact when you realize that every year, four children die in crashes. Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is trying to change that. After years of denying the necessity of seat belts in buses, the NHTSA wants every single one in... Show More Summary

Senators Question Takata’s Ability To Complete Recall Replacement Amid Fines, Lost Customers

With Japanese auto parts maker Takata facing a $70 million fine from federal regulators, and car manufacturers ditching the company’s airbags, lawmakers urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure the company is...Show More Summary

Nissan Also Drops Takata As Airbag Supplier

Takata, a company that supplies airbag systems, was recently fined $70 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because it failed to disclose defects in its airbags. This is a serious matter given that airbags can be the difference between life and death in the case of an accident. Show More Summary

House Republicans Vote to Cut NHTSA Budget Increases

Though an amendment by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) to the transportation funding bill, the House voted in favor of dialing back planned budget increases for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday, Automotive News reported. Show More Summary

Highway Bill Extends Big Spending

Here is the first paragraph of an Associated Press story about the new House highway bill: Despite years of warnings that the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House...Show More Summary

Corn Growers Want Fed Trans Funding Differences Resolved

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is happy the House of Representatives passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, a bill that would extend federal highway funding for the next six years. But...Show More Summary

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