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

    …Injured After a Car Crash in Missouri? You May Have a Long Road to Recovery. Here are some cold, hard facts: Automobile accidents in Missouri killed 870 people and injured 4,402 in 2015. Stunning stuff, right? It’s a safe bet, though, that those numbers don’t move you nearly as much as watching paramedics load someone into an ambulance at a crash…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • Are Auto-Drive Cars Safe? MO Car Accident Lawyers

    …, say, a boulder, a deer, and a pedestrian if all three are in the path of a car and it must decide which to strike? And what if the choice comes down to striking a grandmother or a toddler? What about hacking? Auto-drive functions are overseen by computers. Could a terrorist hack and disable a metropolitan area’s semi-autonomous cars during rush…

    Bruning Legal- 12 readers -
  • Crash Rate Spikes with Every Hour of Lost Sleep

    … by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety. It turns out, if you slept 5 to 6 hours within the last 24 hours before you drove, you were twice as likely to get into an accident as drivers who slept 7 or more hours. Unfortunately, drowsy driving commonly leads to multi-vehicle accidents, affecting more than the sleepy drivers…

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

    … Are self-driving cars the way of the future? As cool as the concept seems, it may not catch on as expected if the first iteration of the technology does not improve its safety record. Tesla is one of the vehicle manufacturers pioneering self-driving car technology. However, a fatality and multiple accidents that have occurred during Tesla’s…

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

    … deaths and drivers should put their phones away while on the road. The NHTSA believes that cheap gas, human errors such as speeding, failure to use seatbelts, drowsy driving, drunk driving, and the strength of the economy and job market are more likely the causes of traffic fatalities. According to the NHTSA, there is no hard evidence that ties…

    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…

    Bruning Legal- 27 readers -
  • 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

    … 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…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • The Dangers of Fatigued Driving

    … judgement, daydreaming, constant yawning, rubbing eyes, or drifting in your lane.3 There are multiple reasons for driver fatigue including sleep disorders, low quantity of sleep, poor quality sleep, driving at times you normally would be sleeping, being awake for a long period of time, the level of physical or mental activity such as driving…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • The Five Most Common Car Accidents in Chicago

    … in Chicago as well as nationwide. Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that rear-end collisions accounted for in excess of 40% of the collisions in the United States in 2014. A rear end collision occurs when a car strikes the car in front of it, most often in heavy traffic around rush hour. Rear end collisions are much…

    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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