National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Nhtsa)

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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    • The Number of Car Accident Deaths Rose Again Last Year

      While the number of distracted driving accidents went down in 2016, the total number of fatal crashes went up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released USDOT accident data for 2016, showing a two-year spike in fatal traffic accidents that exceeds any swings the US has experienced in over 50 years.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
    • Will the Larger iPhone X Increase Distracted Driving?

      These days, few events are more exciting than the unveiling of a brand new, beautiful Apple product—like the much-anticipated iPhone X. In anticipation of its release, many waited with bated breath. Along with this unveiling, however, comes a renewed interest in the role smartphones play in accidents caused by distracted driving, which is an inquiry that’s worth examining more closely.

      Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
  • Most Dangerous Places for a Motorcycle Accident

    … in the state of Florida but also extremely dangerous. Many drivers do not expect a motorcyclist to suddenly be beside them and may try and switch lanes without any warning. In addition, any error that you make could cause you to slam into the back of a slower moving or stopped vehicle, potentially throwing you off your bike and into traffic. Roads with Low…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 14 readers -
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Dallas

    …Have you lost a loved one in a Dallas-area motorcycle accident? If you’ve lost a spouse, parent or child in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, call us at 1-877-405-4313 and let our experienced attorney help you seek the justice your family deserves. We understand the emotional pain and helplessness you’re likely feeling right now…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Fatal Car Accident Numbers Rose Again in 2016

    …) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided preliminary data in January of 2017 regarding traffic fatalities during the first nine months of 2016. The National Safety Council has released its own estimates, and this in turn has provided stronger evidence that there was a sharp increase in the number of car accident deaths…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 14 readers -
  • Texas 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Statistics

    …Recent statistics regarding truck accidents in Texas (2014-2015). Texas Truck Accident Statistics More commercial truck accidents occur in Texas than in any other state. This is due in part to Texas’ sheer size, but also due to the number of interstate highways that pass through our state’s borders. Using information gathered from the Texas…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    …The sobering facts about drunk driving accidents in Texas. Texas unfortunately leads the nation when it comes to the number of fatal drunk driving accidents, with nearly 40 percent of all traffic fatalities being attributed to alcohol. DWI Accident Numbers in Texas Every year over 1,000 Texans lose their lives in drunk driving crashes…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Wrong Way Car Accident Lawyer

    … the introduction of the interstate highway system in the late 1950s. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 360 people die each year in accidents involving wrong-way drivers. An analysis of Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data by the NTSB revealed that approximately 69 percent…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Texas Ranks #1… When It Comes to Bad Drivers

    …When it comes to bad drivers, some states are are better than others. Unfortunately, statistics show Texas is the worst. The statistics discussed below were compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and used by carinsurancecomparison.com in order to rank the top ten states with the worst drivers. The factors used…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • How Effective Are Automatic Brakes?

    … Car manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to advance vehicle safety technologies to reduce the number of car accidents on the road. One of these technologies are automatic braking systems. According to a plan released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • Beware of Accidents Over Labor Day Weekend

    … all afternoon and into the evening. Whether a person is at a family barbecue or a bar, they should never ever consider getting behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink. Not every driver makes the responsible decision, however, and accidents and injuries can happen. The increased risks for drunk driving are demonstrated by a more…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 9 readers -
  • NHTSA and FBI Offer Tips to Prevent Vehicle CyberHacking

    … and the computer software that helps to run new vehicles make our vehicles susceptible to hackers. Awareness is the first step but vehicle owners need to be more vigilant about protecting the safety of their vehicles. Earlier this month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the FBI issued an alert about automotive cyberhacking…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 10 readers -
  • Increased Danger for Truck Accidents During Winter

    … According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),[1] about 95,000 individuals sustained injuries in about 342,000 crashes involving large commercial trucks in 2013 alone. While truck accidents can occur at any time, there is often an increased risk of these collisions during the winter months and holiday season…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Emergency Vehicles Can Cause Accidents

    … by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): [2] An average of 2,600 people sustain injuries in ambulance accidents on an annual basis. About 33 people die in ambulance accident every year. 35 percent of ambulance accidents cause injury or death. Of the ambulance-related fatalities, 4 percent were the drivers of the ambulances, 21…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 15 readers -
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