Issues notice of proposed rulemaking on improved rear impact protection
December 10, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that focuses on upgrading the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) that address underride protection in light-vehicle crashes into the rear of trailers and semitrailers.
Did you ask Santa to bring you a drone for Christmas? Or perhaps you got up early on Black Friday to get a great deal on that shiny new camera-equipped model you’ve been yearning for. You can’t wait to get into the sky and let loose your inner high-flying aerial photographer, right?
Following two oversize load crashes that led to partial bridge collapses, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Safety Alert to remind motor carriers of the importance of obtaining permits and carefully reviewing routes before transporting oversize loads.
A $305 billion highway bill approved by Congress and signed by President Obama last week includes several provisions aggressively sought by the trucking industry that, critics say, will undermine traffic safety.
23x increased likelihood of being in an accident if texting while driving compared to driving while not distracted. 89% of American adults think sending text messages or e-mails while driving is distracting, dangerous and should be outlawed.
The nation saw a slight decline in traffic deaths during 2014. However, an increase in estimated fatalities during the first six months of this year reveals a need to reinvigorate the fight against deadly behavior on America's roads, according to the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the driver of a truck-tractor that struck a medium-size bus, killing four members of the North Central Texas College softball team, lost control of his vehicle due to incapacitation stemming from his likely use of a synthetic cannabinoid.
Voyage date recorder of cargo ship still not found
November 17, 2015
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says it has completed the video documentation of the cargo ship El Faro and the associated debris field, but the vessel’s voyage data recorder has not been located.
A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team has been dispatched to Akron, Ohio to investigate yesterday’s accident involving a small plane that crashed into an apartment building, killing all nine people on board.