National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an agency of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, part of the Department of Transportation. It describes its mission as “Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes.”As part of its activities, NHTSA is charged with writing and enforcing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards as well as regulations for motor vehicle theft resistance and fuel economy, the latter under the rubric of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) system.
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  • Long Term Effects of a Missouri Car Accident

    … is possible. Strains, tears, and sprains of muscles, tendons, and ligaments are common facets of these wounds, and they, too, can mean expensive and lengthy, even lifelong, treatment. Head and traumatic brain injuries (or TBI): The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says TBI complications can include “changes affecting thinking…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • Crash Rate Spikes with Every Hour of Lost Sleep

    … lawyers of Staver Law Group at to schedule an initial case consultation and learn the best way to move forward. AAA’s Studied Sleep Deprivation and Car Crashes To determine how sleep and car accidents were related, AAA examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Motor Vehicle Crash Survey. The data represented car…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate

    …. Is Autopilot Safer? Elon Musk and Tesla strongly proclaim that the Autopilot feature makes driving safer. Musk even pointed out that Brown was the first fatality in 130 million miles of driving with the Autopilot activated. Compared to the overall U.S. rate of one fatality every 94 million miles, Tesla claims that the Autopilot is 38 percent safer than…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Traffic Fatalities Rising Nationwide

    … of the Rise in Traffic Fatalities In early October 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) disclosed data that showed a 10 percent rise in traffic fatalities in the first part of 2016 compared to the previous year. There are countless newspaper articles that discuss how smartphones are the reason for the increase in traffic…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 17 readers -
  • Top 5 St. Louis Car Accident FAQs

    … occur as the result of reckless behaviors on the part of other drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, common causes of car accidents include: Speeding and driving too fast for conditions Disregarding stop signs and traffic signals Aggressive driving, such as tailgating and failing to yield Distracted driving…

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  • Number of Fatal Car Accidents Up 10% Over Last Year

    … be (and was) said about seat belts in the 1060s. We all know texting and driving is a serious problem, but unless we take steps to address the issue, the problem will only continue to get worse. While the implementation of stricter laws on drunk driving and safer lanes for bikes provide solutions to many traffic-safety issues, there is also a need for continuing…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increased in 2015

    … in motorcyclist fatalities; however, a total of 32 states (including Texas) leave the decision up to the riders. In 2012, Michigan repealed its helmet law (for the second time). Immediately after the law was repealed, doctors in emergency rooms noticed a sudden increase in serious head injuries from motorcycle crashes. The increase led to a three-year study…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • The Dangers of Fatigued Driving

    … Fatigued or drowsy driving is a prevalent and dangerous problem in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that annually there are over 100,000 reported accidents caused by driver fatigue which account for nearly 1,500, 71,000 injuries, and a nearly $12 billion loss.1 Combating fatigued driving begins…

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  • The Five Most Common Car Accidents in Chicago

    … Like any large metropolitan area, Chicago has its share of automobile accidents. Although every car accident is different, most fall within common groups that occur with great frequency. Listed below are the five most common car accidents in Chicago. Rear End Collisions Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accidents, both…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 23 readers -
  • Wrongful Death Claims After Car Accidents In Illinois

    … Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This is a sad fact of life in a society that is built around private vehicle transportation. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics reflect that 924 fatalities occurred as a result of car accidents in Illinois in 2014. This was a reduction…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Defective Helmet Lawsuit Attorney

    … liability law. Unsafe / Defective Helmets Many motorcycle riders make the responsible decision to wear a helmet in order to reduce the risk of serious injury in the unlikely event of an accident. Unfortunately, some helmets fail to do the job they’re designed to do, and can actually be a contributing factor in a serious head injury or wrongful death…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
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