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

    … revealed that at least 37,461 people died in car accidents on U.S. roads in 2016, a number which highlighted an increase of 5.6 percent when compared to 2015 figures. In addition, the rate of deaths per mile driven rose by 2.6 percent for the same period of time, with auto-pedestrian accidents accounting for a good portion of this increase. At least…

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

    …, to acknowledge the statistics as they relate to distracted driving. By putting your new iPhone down while you drive, the life you save may be your own. If You’ve Been Injured by a Distracted Driver, Contact an Experienced Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney Personal injury claims are complicated and should never be left to chance. If you’ve suffered…

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

    … Motorcycle accidents injured some 88,000 people in the United States during 2015, according to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While motorcycle accidents can occur anywhere, there are some places that are more dangerous than others. As a result, motorcyclists should take extra precautions…

    Gabriel Levin/ 15 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

    … increased by 23%, Alaska by 29%, Hawaii by 27%, Texas by 7%, and New Mexico by a whopping 34%. Figures for three states remained consistent, while twelve states recorded decreases. In fact, five less-populous states (Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) showed improvements in the double digits. NHTSA has broken down these numbers…

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

    … Administration (NHTSA) and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), in 2015, there were an estimated 433,000 reported accidents involving large trucks in the USA. Of these accidents, an estimated 116,000 people were injured and 4,067 were killed. One year prior in 2014, there were an estimated 438,000 large trucks involved in police-reported…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 35 readers -
  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    … (more than twice the legal limit). Of those, 75% were found to be repeat offenders. In Dallas alone, there were over 1,250 alcohol-related crashes reported in 2015 (638 in Fort Worth). 22.5% of all fatal DWI accidents occur between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. Over 21% of all alcohol-related accident fatalities occur…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • Wrong Way Car Accident Lawyer

    … force and severity of a head-on collision, wrong-way accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. One of the reasons why wrong way accidents are so serious is due to the fact they often occur when a driver is traveling at speed. Even at low speeds, a head-on car accident can exert a tremendous amount of force to the neck…

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

    … in this study focused on the causes of fatal car crashes throughout the country. Even though traffic fatalities have decreased approximately 67 percent since 1975, there is still a long way to go. Many people joke about the subject of poor driving, but the truth that surrounds the issue is very serious. Report Says Texas Has Worst Drivers in USA…

    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

    … with the risks of many other types of accidents and injuries. Only some of these recreational accidents involve the following: Burns or fires from grills or bonfires Injuries suffered in softball, soccer, golf, or other sports ATV accidents Bicycle accidents Dog bites,2 especially at BBQs or gatherings Motorcycle accidents Many of these…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Jeep Cherokees Recalled For “Rollaway” Risk

    … resulted from drivers who suffered injury after they mistakenly believed that the vehicle was in the park position. The recall is voluntary and directly affects 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the defect relates to the fact that these particular vehicles were manufactured…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 20 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 -
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