Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

2012-08-22 19:01:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Government will soon begin testing “talking” cars in an effort to reduce crashes and congestion. Working together with the University of Michigan, American officials will install wireless devices into some 3,000 buses, cars and trucks. These devices are meant to communicate with one another about important traffic information, such as upcoming congestion, crashes, a vehicle´s speed and location, and can...

2012-08-18 23:00:47

Illinois car accident lawyer Chris Dysart supports the Illinois Highway Patrol and NHTSA in reminding drivers to avoid drunk driving. Illinois (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Illinois car accident attorney Christopher Dysart of the Dysart Law Firm, P.C. (http://www.dysart-law.com) joins the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) in reminding drivers to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled...

2012-08-10 23:00:17

The inside of a passenger vehicle can reach deadly temperatures in just 10 minutes — even with the window cracked two inches. That fact is just one of many released as part of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration´s “Where´s Baby? Look before You Lock” campaign, a national push to increase parental awareness of child heatstroke deaths and serious injuries. Partnered with Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia and Safe Kids Worldwide, the NHTSA aims...

Child Car Seat Safety Guidelines Not Being Followed
2012-08-08 10:16:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Buckle your seatbelt! This has been the advice touted most often by safety experts, as over 140,000 children are rushed to the emergency room each year due to car accidents. Researchers from the University of Michigan report they have found that few parents and kids follow the safety recommendations for using restraints in car; there are also differences on seatbelt use depending on racial and ethnic background. The findings,...

Watch Where You're Going! Pedestrian Fatalities Increase
2012-08-08 05:39:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Texting and talking on your cellphone are both activities that can lead pedestrians astray. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently highlighted the danger of distracted pedestrians with its announcement regarding pedestrian fatalities due to car accidents, which increased by four percent in 2010. In the study, the authors stated that 4,280 pedestrians were involved in fatal car crashes in 2010. In...

2012-08-07 23:20:42

Racial and ethnic differences also reported in American Journal of Preventive Medicine Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S. and send more than 140,000 children to the emergency room each year, new research has found that low proportions of U.S. children are using age-appropriate safety restraints and many are placed at risk by riding in the front seat. The research is published in the September issue of the...

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