More Articles for NHTSA

Automakers, NHTSA focus on pedestrian safety

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2013

Automakers, NHTSA focus on pedestrian safety

Honda, Volvo and General Motors are working to design changes to make their vehicles safer for pedestrians, according to a report from The Japan Times. Among those changes are breakaway wipers, hoods designed to absorb impact energy and exterior air bags ...

Read More...

NHTSA considers auto-brake mandate

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

NHTSA considers auto-brake mandate

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator David Strickland said at a congressional meeting Wednesday that the agency is considering automatic braking as a requirement in vehicles, Automotive News reported. Automatic braking systems use cameras or radars to detect surrounding objects ...

Read More...

Hello? [CRASH]

John Latta - May 13, 2013

Hello? [CRASH]

A new report argues that car crashes involving cell phones are significantly underreported. So what is the number? There’s no hard data to go on, but the correct number for cell phone involvement in all crashes, says the report, is about ...

Read More...

Daimler recalling Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Truckers News Staff - Mar 08, 2012

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 103,000 of its Class 8 trucks manufactured between 2006 and this year, it said in a notice to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall is to fix an engine fuel line ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

California traffic deaths drop for fifth consecutive year

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 21, 2011

California saw a decline in overall traffic deaths in 2010, marking the fifth year in a row of safer roads. According to federal government figures, total vehicle fatalities dropped 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 ...

Read More...

NHTSA Awards recognize efforts to make roadways safer

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2010

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) presented awards on April 12 that honored 19 individuals and one organization for exemplary achievements in promoting highway safety. One of the 19, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, was given the Safety Champion award ...

Read More...

New sample bill will aid states in banning texting while driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving. The sample state law, prepared by ...

Read More...

Caltrans honored for Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2009

The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has recognized the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for its Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a plan to reduce highway fatalities by 20 percent. The SHSP proactively identifies and establishes priorities ...

Read More...

advertisement

MORE STORIES

advertisement

New Road Products

advertisement
advertisement