More Articles for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

U.S. DOT tests 'Connected Vehicle Technology'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 24, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a firsthand look at “connected vehicle” technologies that have the potential to improve safety and help drivers avert crashes as part of a research clinic hosted by the Department of Transportation at Walt Disney ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Follow the Money A fiscal year 2012 transportation spending breakdown By John Latta Sometimes this page is used to help readers read between the lines. The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation ...

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Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 23, 2011

Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

A manufacturer’s CAFE is the fleet-wide average fuel economy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Separate CAFE calculations are made for up to three potential fleets: domestic passenger cars, imported passenger cars, and light trucks. The averaging ...

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Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 09, 2011

Determining a CAFE Standard: How is a manufacturer’s CAFE determined for a given model year?

A manufacturer’s CAFE is the fleet wide average fuel economy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Separate CAFE calculations are made for up to three potential fleets: domestic passenger cars, imported passenger cars and light trucks. The ...

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Safety advocates praise Senate introduction of motor vehicle and highway safety legislation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 01, 2011

Legislation to improve the safety of vehicles, advance traffic safety laws in states and enhance consumer information has been introduced by the Democratic leaders of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ariz.), Sen. John D. Rockefeller ...

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PennDOT: Motorists’ survey feedback will help prioritize safety efforts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 13, 2011

Effective as of July 11, Pennsylvania motorists can help PennDOT prioritize its highway safety efforts by sharing their opinions on traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey available through July 30 at www.DriveSafePA.org. The survey ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Changes Coming Thick and Fast from “Activist” EPA Is the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) close to creating, by coincidence, a perfect regulatory storm that could affect highway and bridge work across the country? The agency is working on new standards and ...

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U.S. EPA, DOT release greenhouse gas emissions standards

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 28, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation have released the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses. This comprehensive national program ...

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LaHood: Highway deaths lowest since 1950

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 09, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Sept. 9 released updated 2009 fatality and injury data showing that highway deaths fell to 33,808 for the year, the lowest number since 1950. The record-breaking decline in traffic fatalities occurred even while estimated vehicle ...

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U.S. DOT donates crash test dummies to Smithsonian

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation is donating a number of “Vince and Larry” crash-test dummy costumes and related auto safety items to the Smithsonian Institution. These objects now become part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American ...

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Massachusetts bans texting while driving, 29th state to implement ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on July 2 for signing a tough new anti-distraction law that bans texting while driving and sets strict penalties for the practice. Massachusetts is the 29th state to ban texting ...

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EPA, DOT set federal standards on fuel economy, greenhouse gas emissions for cars, light trucks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 07, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have jointly established new federal rules that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas emissions standards and will significantly increase the fuel economy of all new passenger cars ...

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