Teenagers are among the riskiest drivers, but they often end up with inexpensive vehicles that don’t offer adequate protection in a crash. If you are considering buying a used car for your young driver, you can get some help from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which annually issues a list of recommended used vehicles for teens.
Inadequate manning and the resultant crewmember fatigue caused the March 12, 2016, sinking of the tugboat Specialist in the Hudson River, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
It’s that time of year again – time for about 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the nation to coordinate efforts for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual Click It or Ticket campaign to crack down on seat belt scofflaws.
Each year, roughly 150 motorists are killed when their cars plow into the sides of big-rig trailers, slicing off the windshields and roofs. But many of these gruesome underride deaths can be prevented, according to a new study and crash videos from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
A federal appeals court has affirmed that Pan Am Railways, Inc., must pay $260,000 in punitive and compensatory damages to – and take corrective action on behalf of – an employee who was subjected to retaliation for filing a Federal Railroad Safety Act whistleblower complaint.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is making up to $55 million in grants available to local transit agencies that bring American-made technologies like battery electric power and hydrogen fuel cells into their bus services.
Three years ago, General Motors chief executive Mary Barra admitted that for years the automaker had concealed an ignition-switch defect, which has now been linked to at least 124 deaths. And she assured federal regulators that there would be a new pro-safety and pro-consumer attitude at the company.
Transportation safety improvements spurred by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations are highlighted in a video released yesteerday as part of the NTSB’s ongoing commemoration of its 50th anniversary.