National Highway Traffic Safety Administration News

Why Regulation Is Good for Driverless Cars

You don’t often hear a libertarian praising a federal regulator when it starts offering “guidance” and “coordination” for some innovative industry. Well, mark your calendars, folks, because here goes: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is preparing to get deeper …

Worst State for Emergency Response Times: Wyoming

According to a recent study, Wyoming is worst in the nation for response times for road emergencies. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that a national study by Auto Insurance Center using National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data concluded that the slow …

Family of Va. Woman Killed by Takata Air Bag Shrapnel Seeks to Reopen Suit

The family of a Virginia woman who was killed by shrapnel from a Takata Corp. air bag is seeking to reopen a lawsuit it previously settled over her death based on allegations the company knew the device was defective. Gurjit …

Latest Death Linked to Takata Air Bag Exposes Recall System Flaw

From 2010 to 2012, Honda Motor Co. said it made multiple attempts to notify the owner of a 2001 Accord that the car’s air bag was faulty and needed replacing. Last July, with the car sold to another person and …

N.Y. State Police Issued 14K Tickets During Thanksgiving Weekend

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the New York State Police issued more than 14,000 tickets as a result of increased enforcement efforts this Thanksgiving weekend. The enforcement period kicked off on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and ran through …

N.Y. Inspections Reveal Many Parents Flunk Child Car Seat Safety Checks

Results from recent child car seat inspections in New York indicate that parents need to do a better job of buckling up their little ones. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office says 931 car seats were inspected at a series …

Car Hacking Risk Could Be More Widespread

The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. Mark Rosekind, who heads …

Staged Hacking Shows Vulnerability of Connected Vehicles

A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks. Former National …

Senate Panel Makes U-Turn on Rentals of Recalled Vehicles

A Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled, a measure criticized by consumer groups, automakers and even some rental-car companies. The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee instead voted Wednesday to require …

Safety Experts Warn Smart Car Dashboard Screens Distract Drivers

When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. But are they really a good idea? Car companies answer with an emphatic yes. …