Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council based on May data from all 50 states indicate that for the third month in a row, road users in the U.S. were at a higher risk of dying from a motor vehicle crash.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Motor Vehicle Safety is observing Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, hosted by the National Sleep Foundation. The campaign is designed to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes and to save lives.
As of this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires rental car agencies to fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to customers. The new legislation requiring it was recently passed by the Congress in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015.
Consumers urged to check for open recalls at least 2X a year
January 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a new public awareness campaign called Safe Cars Save Lives that urges consumers to check for open recalls at least twice a year and to get their vehicles fixed as soon as parts are available.
The only thing that keeps you on the road is your tires, so their condition is critical to safety. You should check them regularly. Q: When you check your tires, what should you look for/check? Answers can be: Tread depth and condition: there are “wear markers”' that will show when your tire is worn to the point of needing replacement.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported in its July 2011 Traffic Safety Facts that their High- isibility Enforcement model programs, aimed at curbing distracted driving, have been successful.