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Feds Are Investigating Google's Driverless Car Crash

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an ...

Making the Safest Ride to School Even Safer

Kate Carr | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

What's the safest way for kids to get to school? I'll give you one guess: it's big, bright yellow, structurally sound, has eight lights and a STOP arm...

Congress' Carbon For Safety Charade

Margo T. Oge | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

There is no science that suggests that any of these technologies reduces fuel consumption or pollution. Instead, the House bill is arbitrary, unscientific and removes the incentives for the automakers that have led to so many advances in efficiency.

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...

Passing the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act Could Prevent Major Auto Recalls

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

While it is important to fully understand the cause of the Takata airbag failure, there are steps Congress can take immediately to enhance auto safety and oversight. That should begin with the enactment of H.R. 1181, the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act.

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...

Don't Rush the Marijuana Breathalyzer Into "Zero Tolerance" States

Adam Banner | Posted 03.22.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

As a criminal defense lawyer, I've handled a few DUI cases in my time. Still, the last thing I want is to share the road with an impaired driver. DUI defense isn't about supporting drunk or drugged driving; it's about making sure the legal system runs correctly.

U.S. Expands Massive Vehicle Recall Because Air Bags Shouldn't Spray Shrapnel At Drivers

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators abo...

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...

Time to Put the Fear of Prison into Executives Who Would Put Profits Over People

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Something is fundamentally broken, and we need radical changes in order to fix it. We need to put the fear of prison time into the heads of top executives before they make the decision to put profits over people.

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 ...

If You See a Child Left Alone in a Car, What Will You Do?

Kate Carr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Last summer in Houston, Jason Nordman was walking in the parking lot outside an office building and spotted a baby crying in a car seat alone in a car. The windows were cracked a few inches and the doors were locked.

GM Recall: What Needs to Happen Next

Ami Gadhia | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

As the answers come to light, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has a list of policy recommendations to raise the bar for accountability and help prevent another safety crisis.

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...

This Holiday Season, Commit to Being a Smart Driver

Julie Lee | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.

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.

GHSA Chairman's Remarks

Debbie Hersman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Debbie Hersman

Thank you for the kind introduction - it's great to be here in beautiful California - the busiest state when it comes to highway travel. I have worked with GHSA for many years, but the last time I addressed your annual conference was in 2009 in Savannah.

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...

Sharon Silke Carty

Chuck Grassley Wants To Know Why Toyota Was Cleared

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter Thursday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking why the agency cleared Toyota given ...

Sharon Silke Carty

White House Touts Efficient Cars As New Fuel Economy Standards Loom

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

The White House will host a three-hour conference Wednesday to tout what it calls the "innovative success story" of the auto industry's clean cars, ad...

Gun Deaths Exceed Motor Vehicle Deaths in 10 States

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Each day, how many motor vehicles do you see or actually use? You probably couldn't keep track. Now, how about guns. How many do you see or actually use during the same period? For most people, not that many. If any at all. And yet, in 10 states gun deaths actually outpace motor vehicle deaths.

Ford Broadens Windstar Recall To Include Virginia

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

Ford Motor is broadening a recall on Windstar minivans because of corrosion issues that could lead to rear axles' snapping in half. The recall now inc...

Sharon Silke Carty

Fed Agency Wants To Stop Runaway Cars With Brake Override Technology

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that it wants automakers to install a brake override system aimed at stopping a ca...

Sharon Silke Carty

Toyota's Small Recall Could Spell Big Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

A small recall Toyota is conducting in several U.S. Gulf states might help advance arguments by safety critics who argue Toyota has problems with its ...