Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

Electric Cars Should Be Louder, Says Federal Agency
2013-01-08 16:19:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of all the benefits conveyed by the emergence of electric cars, the one thing that often goes unmentioned is that they are quiet — maybe a little too quiet. Most of us would agree that the approaching sound of a car engine is so familiar and so ingrained in our minds through experience that we perk up at the sound and instinctively scan the immediate area for a vehicle that might be headed our way. The rumbling of a combustion...

2012-12-25 05:00:25

Legal expert and accident attorney Chris Davis provides commentary on recently-released data from the NHTSA regarding car accident trends in the United States, which shows that drunk driving deaths reached an all-time low in 2011. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 24, 2012 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released car accident data that showed the number of deaths on American highways in 2011 fell 1.9 percent from 2010 to a total of 32,367 — the lowest...

2012-12-21 05:02:34

According to the Los Angeles Times*, a proposal to make event data recorders standard on all new model light passenger vehicles is expected to be finalized in the near future. Event data recorders, more commonly known as “black boxes”, collect important information that can be used to help find the cause of serious-injury auto collisions. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 According to the Los Angeles Times*, a proposal to make event data recorders standard on all...

2012-12-15 05:03:53

John Demas, Sacramento personal injury attorney, discusses the jump in death rates for certain subgroups in traffic accidents in 2011 and the implications for victims of personal injury Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, figures on total vehicle fatalities for 2011 are now available. These deaths dropped to their lowest numbers since 1949 overall, but there were sharp increases in deaths for bicyclists and occupants of...

Highway Fatalities Plunge To Lowest Level Since 1949
2012-12-11 08:14:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online High traffic fatalities fell to 32,367 in 2011, the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9 percent decrease from the previous year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on Monday. The detailed report shows the continuation of a historic downward trend in highway deaths in recent years, with a 26 percent decline in overall highway fatalities since 2005, the federal agency said. Experts attribute the...

Black Box Recorders Proposed For All Vehicles
2012-12-08 08:14:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New cars and light trucks may soon be required to come equipped with event data recorders (EDRs) similar to the "black boxes" that log information for review in case of an accident, according to Associated Press (AP) reports. According to the AP, a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) black box proposal was completed Friday by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the official...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'