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NHTSA's tips for safer summer bicycling

July 28, 2014

Americans in increasing numbers are embracing bicycling for fun, fitness, and for getting to work, school and errands. Summer is here, school is out, and more young people are out on their bikes. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding everyone about safety tips for safe bicycling this summer and throughout the year.


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Taking care of your tires can help prevent crashes

June 13, 2014

Routine tire maintenance, replacing tires when needed due to wear and aging, and purchasing the right tires can help prevent many vehicle accidents caused by tire failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is urging all motorists to check their tires .


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Commercial drivers’ physicals must now be done by certified medical examiners

May 23, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding interstate truck and bus drivers that all new USDOT physicals must be performed by a qualified health professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.


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Consumer advisory: Motorists should 'Share the Road' with motorcyclists

May 9, 2014

To kick off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding all drivers of cars, trucks and buses to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders. A motorcyclist has the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as any other motorist on the roadway.


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U.S. drivers are opposed to speeding – although lots of us do it

Many feel that it's not dangerous for skilled drivers
December 16, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behavior in which nearly half of drivers surveyed say speeding is a problem on our nation's roads, and one in five drivers surveyed admitted, "I try to get where I am going as fast as I can."


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NHTSA reveals safety plan for senior drivers

Accidents involving older drivers are increasing
December 8, 2013

With traffic accidents involving people over 65 on the rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rolled out a new five-year traffic safety plan for older drivers and passengers.


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NHTSA reminds motorists to safely 'share the road' with motorcyclists

More than 4,000 died in crashes in 2011
May 15, 2013

With motorcycle-related deaths on the rise – in contrast to automobile fatalities – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding drivers of cars, trucks and buses to watch out for motorcycle riders.


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Booming sales of novelty helmets boost toll of motorcycle deaths

A FairWarning report
April 24, 2013

The results were tragic but not surprising last May when Suzanne Randa and her fiance, Thomas Donohoe, crashed while riding Donohoe’s Harley Davidson on Highway 79 near the Southern California city of Loma Linda.


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Hybrid, electric vehicles too quiet for pedestrian safety

January 9, 2013

When noise is a problem, it’s usually in the “too much” rather than “too little” category. The opposite is true of ultra-quiet electric and hybrid vehicles, who emit so little noise that pedestrians and bicyclists may not be able to detect their presence, thus increasing their chances of an accident.


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More of us are buckling up, survey shows

November 16, 2012

An overwhelming majority of the millions of families traveling our nation's highways this Thanksgiving weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year, will be buckling up, according to new survey results released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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