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Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released guidelines encouraging portable and aftermarket device manufacturers to produce products that help prevent distracted driving.This is the second phase of the NHTSA’s voluntary guidelines aimed at addressing the growing issue of driver distraction on roadways throughout the U.S. The first phase focused on devices built […] Read More
In a recent announcement, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is requiring new hybrid vehicles make more noise when in operation in an effort to protect pedestrians, especially those with visual impairments or who are blind.When traveling slowly, electric and hybrid vehicles are quieter than most cars, posing a safety […] Read More
Seatbelts are credited with saving an estimated 63,000 lives from 2010 to 2014. Despite undeniable evidence that seatbelts save lives, the national seatbelt use rate is only 88.5 percent. In efforts to increase seatbelt use and safety nationwide, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently kicked off its annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. […] Read More
The week of Sept. 13-19 is National Child Safety Passenger Safety Week, a seven day period dedicated to discussing and promoting the safety of children while riding as passengers in motor vehicles. It is an unfortunate reality that Motor vehicle crashes are the number one leading cause of death among children ages one to 19. […] Read More
Distracted Driving Awareness Month kicked off on April 1, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is leading the way with the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign. From April 10 to 15, state and local law enforcement officials will be aggressively ticketing drivers who are texting or using a mobile device while […] Read More
With summertime just around the corner and temperatures in South Florida already starting to hit the 90’s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has embarked on a campaign to help raise awareness about the dangers of leaving babies and young children unattended in parked cars. The campaign, titled “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock”, […] Read More
It’s an often overlooked component of many motor vehicle safety systems, yet tires are one of the most fundamental pieces of safety equipment on any vehicle. With this in mind, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a new tire-awareness campaign titled “Tirewise” to help alert drivers to this potential safety hazard. According […] Read More
In an effort to curb the staggeringly high accident rates that are the result of drivers being distracted by cell phones while behind the wheel, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched it’s “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” campaign that is squarely targeted at raising awareness of this dangerous practice. With the […] Read More
Following the recall announcement of hundreds of thousands of older General Motors vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that they would be investigating the corporations handling of the recall. More than a dozen deaths have been linked the manufacturing ignition switch problem. If you or a loved one has been injured in an […] Read More

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