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Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

2014-04-18 23:07:16

A smaller, cheaper version of the ignition switch used by General Motors in its recalled vehicles may have been made to lower expenses, NHTSA and Center for Auto Safety say ROGERS, Ark. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Arkansas auto accident attorneys at Bailey & Oliver Law Firm will continue their investigation into injury and wrongful death claims associated with General Motor’s Feb. recall as new accusations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Center for Auto...

2014-04-17 20:20:37

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a federal judge's decision to decline a "Park It Now" motion that would ground all recalled GM vehicles until repairs are made, a number of GM recall injury victims and their families are preparing to petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in an attempt to get the defective cars off the road. Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, the personal injury firm leading the nation in GM...

2014-04-17 16:21:54

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Texas law firm Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP (HMG) released initial findings from Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. showing that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received over 500 consumer complaints about General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/DA03259 Bob Hilliard, lead lawyer and partner at HMG, is leading the charge to make GM...

2014-04-13 23:02:45

New York law firm Kaplan Lawyers’ executive director Richard Sabatino commented today on the firm’s support of the federal government’s requirement that rear-view cameras be included in all new vehicles of a certain weight by 2018, saying the cameras will prevent tragic deaths and injuries. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 NHTSA, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, announced on March 31, 2014, the issuance of its final rule requiring rear visibility...

2014-04-08 20:20:04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors' legal team asked a Federal Judge to deny a Texas law firm, Hilliard Munoz Gonzales (HMG) LLP's request for documents GM submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The documents explain details of the defective ignition switch recall. Bob Hilliard, partner at HMG, requested that GM provide the documents prior to HMG's April 11 response to GM's April 9 sur-reply....

2014-04-04 23:04:25

Mr. Kevin Vincent, Chief Counsel for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be the featured speaker during the Grand Opening of the SAE 2014 World Congress. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Mr. Kevin Vincent, Chief Counsel for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be the featured speaker during the Grand Opening of the SAE 2014 World Congress. Mr. Vincent is replacing Acting Administrator David Friedman, who is not able to attend...

2014-04-03 12:21:19

More Than 40 States Join National Push to Fight Distraction WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distracted driving is a significant problem on America's roadways. According to the latest federal data, more than 3,328 were killed people and approximately 421,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers nationwide in 2012. These numbers are likely under-reported because of the difficulty in determining the role distraction plays in crashes....

2014-03-28 12:21:05

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded an overall five-star crash test rating, the highest rating given by the organization, to the all-new 2014 Hyundai Veloster. Separated by test, the vehicle received four stars in front and rollover crash tests, and five stars in the side crash test. This is the first time the Veloster has been rated under NHTSA's tougher tests and five-star rating system....

2014-03-21 16:20:33

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michaels Law Group, APLC filed a class action lawsuit today against General Motors, relating to the massive recall of the company's vehicles for ignition switch failure. The lawsuit, filed in Federal Court in Los Angeles, alleges that GM knew of the safety defect in 2004, but continued to build and sell the cars to the public. In February, GM issued a recall of 1.4 million U.S. vehicles that used the faulty part. The ignition...

2014-03-13 00:20:55

TORRANCE, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda's efforts in the areas of enhanced driver visibility have been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of its 5-Star Safety Ratings program (also known as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)), with nearly all Honda and Acura models with rearview camera systems becoming the first vehicles in the industry to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for having met its Advanced...