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Drunk Driving Laws Don't Match The Research

The Conversation US | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Proposes New Emission Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced ne...

Daniel Marans

Here's One Thing You Can Do In An Auto Recall That Might Save Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

The latest high-profile recall from the auto industry, involving Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, now covers 34 million vehicles. That's an enormo...

The Road to Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Long Strange Trip

XPRIZE | Posted 05.06.2016 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the spirit of Lewis and Clark, the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh, April 2, 2015 marked a significant milestone in history: A self-driving car successfully navigated its way across the United States

Matt Ferner

STUDY: Stoned Drivers At Far Lower Risk Of Crash Than Drunken Drivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

A government study on impaired driving released last week found that drivers who had used marijuana were at a far lower risk of getting into a car acc...

U.S. Consumers Sue Over Potentially Defective Airbags

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business

(Adds detail on lawsuit) Oct 27 (Reuters) - Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the rec...

Asleep at the Wheel

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

In 2004, GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had a secret meeting in which the attendees inexplicably agreed that cars that stalled on the road all by themselves was not necessarily a safety problem.

GM Website Gave False Information About Recalls

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business

The General Motors website dedicated to informing the public about GM car recalls, including those related to a deadly ignition switch problem, has be...

There Were 'Likely' More Than 13 Deaths In Recalled GM Cars

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

(Adds detail from GM, NHTSA, Center for Auto Safety) By Paul Lienert DETROIT, May 23 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators ...

Hey, Auto Industry: Eyes Straight Ahead!

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

When it comes to distracted driving, the auto industry has an inherent conflict of interest, and cannot be the final arbiter of guidelines to curb the problem.

General Motors: Another Slap on the Wrist for a Crime in the Suites

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We spend many more resources policing and prosecuting crime in the streets than crime in the suites, even though corporate crime is much more costly in terms of death, injury and disease.

'G.M. Flaw' and the Deeply Flawed Regulatory System

Karl Grossman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Karl Grossman

From national administration to administration, corporations have run roughshod and those who are supposed to protect us from the danger and death these industries cause have regularly not done their jobs.

GM Recall Prompts Federal Investigation

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

By Emily Flitter and Aruna Viswanatha and Ben Klayman NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Mot...

"V to V" Will Make Driving Safer

Steve Parker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Steve Parker

Vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V to V) is being tested by Ford which becomes the first major American carmaker to try and get cars and trucks to "talk...

Hydrogen EVs All the Rage at Auto Shows

Steve Parker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Parker

Honda, Hyundai and Toyota all announced they will have hydrogen-powered cars for sale by 2015. The news was made during media days for the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows, both of which open to the public this weekend.

Kevin Short

'Like Taking Candy From a Baby': NY State Troopers Crack Down on Cell Phones

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology

Coasting down the tree-lined Sprain Brook Parkway outside New York City, State Trooper Imani Kirkland scans his eyes from driver to driver, on the pro...

Kevin Short

States Answer Cell Phone Use On The Road With Bans But Fatalities Persist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

Citizens and lawmakers nationwide are increasingly aware that using a cell phone while driving is the safety equivalent of taking the wheel after a fe...

Car Safety Initially Considered "Undesirable" by Manufacturers, the Government and Consumers

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Kate Kelly

In late November 2012 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the results of a new seat belt survey. While there are statistical v...

Talking Leadership and Innovation With Victor Mendez of the Federal Highway Administration

Tom Fox | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Victor Mendez is administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports state and local governments in the design, construction and maintenance of the nation's highway system.

From the Hill to the Highway: David Strickland's Leadership Road Map

Tom Fox | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

David Strickland is the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency dedicated to reducing automotive crash-related injuries and fatalities while ensuring safety on the nation's roadways.

Popular Cars May Be At Risk Of Catching On Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

* Potential engine fires in 106,800 Grand Cherokees * NHTSA also explores rear differential failures in Dodge Ram * 230...

The Surprising Benefit Of A Struggling Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

The recovery isn't exactly booming, but there may be one plus side to a weak economy: Less time sitting in traffic. Traffic congestion fell 30 per...

Ford Makes Distracted Driving Even Easier

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Ford is making it easier to access computer devices in its cars, enabling users of iPad, Kindle, Nook and other tablets to control their devices with ...

Wing Cracks and Cars That Won't Stop

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.25.2012 | Technology
Christine Negroni

Everyone who did not go on a wild ride in a Toyota may be sick to death of the subject just as many people are tired of the debate over whether portable electronic devices should be allowed on flights below 10,000 feet.

Sharon Silke Carty

Report: NHTSA Lacks Critical Electronics Expertise

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't know enough about car electronic systems to respond effectively when problems arise, accord...