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Republicans want to privatize air traffic control

Here's a great Republican idea: Let's privatize air traffic control. Don't you want corporate profits to be a factor in your safety in the air? Republicans point to delays on the Federal Aviation Administration's technology upgrade from radar to NextGen as a reason to privatize. Show More Summary

NHTSA Investigating 2014 Nissan Airbag Software Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into Nissan’s March 2014 airbag software recall to determine its effectiveness. The Detroit News reports the recall — involving the vehicle’s occupant classification system...Show More Summary

NHTSA opens investigation into Nissan's handling of airbag recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a Nissan recall to fix a faulty airbag sensor. The recall covered more than one million vehicles, but the agency continues to receive complaints from drivers who have had their cars repaired. Show More Summary

NHTSA Vows Crackdown Upon Drowsy Driving

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator Mark Rosekind announced his agency would crackdown on drowsy driving through data and strategy. The Detroit News reports the agency would work closely with state governments...Show More Summary

Nissan Expands Hood Latch Recall To 625,000 Additional Altima Sedans

Five months after Nissan first issued a recall of its most popular vehicle for hood latch issues, the car maker is adding more than 640,000 Altima sedans to the list. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports in a notice [PDF] that Nissan has recalled an additional 625,000 model year 2013 to 2015 Altima sedans that may … [More]

2015 Acura TLX: Safety and Security Personified

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Acura continues their safety reputation with their new TLX, earning the highest possible marks with both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  A 5 star rating from the government’s New Car Assessment Program and IIHS’s Top Safety Pick honors are forthcoming as well. Show More Summary

NHTSA Adds Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ To Ongoing Door Latch Investigation

After receiving notice of additional consumer complaints the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added thousands of Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles to an ongoing investigation into door latches that may inadvertently openShow More Summary

Don’t Let a Fender Bender Break the Bank

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were more than 5.6 million police-reported crashes in the U.S. in 2013. No doubt these crashes can take a huge emotional and financial toll on those impacted – and you might be surprised to learn what your policy covers, and doesn’t cover. The price tag [...]

NHTSA To Congress: Pull Recalled Used, Rental Vehicles Off The Road

The next vehicle the TTAC Zaibatsu or the B&B rent could be safer if Congress heeds the call of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AutoGuide reports the NHTSA is calling upon Congress to pass legislation that would bar...Show More Summary

NHTSA Fines Airbag Maker $14,000 a Day

Airbag-manufacturer Takata will be fined $14,000 a day by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because it has not cooperated with a probe of its faulty airbags, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today. Related: NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective...

Which Drugs Are the Deadliest to Drive On?

This month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report (pdf) called "Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk" that took a look at how often illegal drugs cause car accidents. In a finding that should surprise nobody, researchers found that people who used drugs were more likely to crash. Show More Summary

Record 63.9 million vehicles recalled in U.S. in 2014

Automakers recalled a record 63.9 million vehicles in the U.S. last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a Thursday report.

New NHTSA Chief Wants To Create Team Focused On Spotting Defects

Just a month into his new gig as the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mark Rosekind unveiled his vision for the future of the agency, including increasing staff and creating two new divisions to help step up efforts to identify defects and alert motorists about issues and recalls. The Detroit News reports that Rosekind’s plan hinges on … [More]

Stoned driving not actually dangerous says official US traffic study

"Drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk of being in a crash than drivers who use alcohol, a new study from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows. "And after adjusting for age, gender, race and...Show More Summary

Pot Doesn’t Kill Motorists, Dopes Kill Motorists: US Government Study

A new study undertaken by the United States Government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that while marijuana users are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents, it isn’t always a direct result of the drug. Show More Summary

Marijuana DUIs Are On the Rise: Time to Shift Your DUI Practice?

Old and busted: drunken driving. New hotness? Drugged driving. The latest survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that incidents of driving under the influence of alcohol are down by a third since 2007. That's good news for road safety, but there's some bad news too:......

Marijuana Users Are Way Less Likely To Get In An Accident Than Alcohol Users

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study comparing the relative driving safety risk of alcohol use and marijuana use, respectively, and it has a few important takeaways, as explained in depth by the Washington Post. Basically, it boils down to “marijuana users are less likely to be in accidents than alcohol users,” but […]

Nearly a quarter of drivers test positive for drugs in NHTSA study

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is trying to better understand impaired driving in two newly released studies. The first finds the percentage of drugged drivers growing, and the second questions the effect they have on accident rates. Show More Summary

How just a couple drinks make your odds of a car crash skyrocket

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a pair of reports on drunk and drugged driving. I've already written about how the data show that stoned driving is a lot safer than drunk driving. But one of the reports also quantifies the increase in crash risk as a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) increases, […]

Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana  were no more likely to crash than who had not used any […]

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