Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

Driverless Cars Require More Study: NHTSA
2013-06-01 06:33:57

Federal regulators are advising states not to approve the use of self-driving cars except for testing purposes, and are suggesting that drivers may need to obtain an upgraded license in order to operate the automated vehicles.

SUVs Safer Than Cars Regardless Of Safety Rating
2013-05-15 11:11:27

Even if a car has a better safety rating than an SUV, the driver in the smaller vehicle is more likely to be the one killed in a head-on collision between the two different types of automobiles, according to research being presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) in Atlanta.

Children's Lives At Risk Because Parents Drive Distracted
2013-05-06 14:35:05

According to a new survey, parents are putting their children at risk in cars because they are driving distracted. The finding comes from a University of Michigan study of 600 parents and the driving dangers that come while multi-tasking behind the wheel.

NHTSA Issues Distracted Driving Guidelines, Backs Off Regulation
2013-04-24 19:12:04

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released final guidelines aimed at automakers, but pulled back from calling for actual distracted driving regulations.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.