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.
Posts about National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 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…

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  • Are Auto-Drive Cars Safe? MO Car Accident Lawyers

    … was unable to safely monitor it. Even he said it might have been a good idea to call an ambulance. Proponents of semi-autonomous cars likely would point to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s findings on the fatal crash in Florida. The NHTSA concluded that a “safety-related defect trend has not been identified at this time and further…

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  • 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…

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  • Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate

    … with a semi-truck on the highway. Tesla has stated that the Autopilot system did not differentiate between the white side of the truck’s trailer and the bright sky, which led the Model S to drive under the trailer. Brown is the first known fatality in a self-driving vehicle. Tesla informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

    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…

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  • Top 5 St. Louis Car Accident FAQs

    … MO Auto accidents happen to even the safest of Missouri drivers. One minute, you can be driving down the road, heading home from work or out running errands, and in the next you could be involved in a potentially serious accident resulting injuries that can be severe and life-threatening. At The Bruning Law Firm, our St. Louis car accident…

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

    …When compared to the first six months of last year, the number of fatal car accidents in 2016 has spiked by 10%. A recent report from NHTSA (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) revealed a marked increase in highway deaths during the first six months of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. According to the report, the increase…

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

    … compiled by NHTSA shows that more people die on the roads when they are distracted, driving drunk, drowsy, speeding, or do not wear their seat belts. According to the NHTSA administrator, there have been substantial improvements in many of those areas, but there is a need to find new solutions in order to put an end to traffic fatalities. Unbelievably…

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  • 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

    … of the vehicle, as the vehicle crumples like an accordion. Injuries most commonly suffered in a rear-end collision include whiplash Intersection Collisions Intersection collisions occur when a driver going in the opposite direction strikes a driver who is attempting to make a left-hand turn. These types of collisions can also occur if a motorist…

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  • 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…

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  • Defective Helmet Lawsuit Attorney

    … at Virginia Tech University tested the safety of 23 of the most popular football helmets and found that many football helmets used in schools today are inherently unsafe. A Dallas news station recently discovered that four school districts just in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DeSoto ISD, Lewisville ISD, Fort Worth ISD, and Garland ISD) reportedly have…

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