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2012-01-04 11:53:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SAE 2012 Government/Industry Meeting is set to begin Jan. 25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event kicks off with the opening address at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25, and runs through the final technical sessions at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. The SAE Government/Industry Meeting co-locates with The Washington Auto Show, http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/, whose policy days are Jan. 25 and 26. SAE...

2012-01-04 09:18:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SAE 2012 Government/Industry Meeting is set to begin Jan. 25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event kicks off with the opening address at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25, and runs through the final technical sessions at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. SAE Internationals Government/Industry Meeting brings together the leading technical authorities from government, industry, and academia to discuss...

2011-12-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommended, Dec. 13, 2011, to ban the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving in all 50 states. If adopted, the recommendation would outlaw nonemergency phone calls and texting by operators of every vehicle on the road, excluding hands-free devices and passengers. At any given moment, some 13.5 million drivers are on hand-held cellular devices, according to a...

2011-12-14 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All too often, holiday festivities take a deadly turn when an individual chooses to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car. Last year, 415 people were killed in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver or motorcycle rider in the last half of December alone. And, according to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, January 1 is among the top five deadliest days on America's roadways. (Logo:...

NTSB Calls For Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use By Drivers
2011-12-13 14:43:41

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for the first-ever national ban on the use of cellphones and other personal electronic devices by drivers. The landmark recommendation comes following an investigation into an August 2010 four-vehicle crash in Missouri which resulted in two fatalities and 38 injuries, Bart Jansen of USA Today said. The NTSB board ruled that the chain-reaction collision was caused when a 19-year-old pickup truck driver named Daniel Schatz, who...

NHTSA Looking To Standardize Keyless Ignitions
2011-12-11 06:31:59

U.S. government regulators are pushing for new rules that would standardize the way keyless ignition systems operate, with the goal of making it easier to shut off a vehicle's engine in the midst of an emergency situation, various media outlets reported Saturday. According to USA Today, the proposal will be submitted to the Federal Register by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday, and will require all keyless ignition systems to be equipped to turn off the...

Distracted Driving On The Rise
2011-12-09 09:26:43

A new report released by the US government´s transportation arm on Thursday shows that despite all the legal bans and criticism, texting by drivers continues to increase, especially among young motorists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration´s survey is the first government study of its kind on distracted driving. The results emphasizes the difficulty authorities face in discouraging drivers from using their mobile devices behind the wheel. The survey found that...

2011-12-08 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released updated 2010 FARS data today showing that intersection-related fatality crashes declined by 7.1 percent (7,278 in 2009 to 6,758 in 2010). "Today's announcement is another indication that combining the right lifesaving strategies and technologies can help reduce crashes, protect Americans and save lives. This is a tribute to all the dedicated safety...

2011-12-08 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automakers today said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcement that 2010's road traffic fatality and injury rate reached an historic low of 1.10 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is a testament to the many safety advancements, including innovative, lifesaving vehicle technologies, the highest safety belt use rate ever and comprehensive efforts to prevent drunk driving. This is the...

2011-12-07 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safety Research & Strategies, a Massachusetts safety research firm that advocates for consumers on safety matters, sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today over the release of Toyota Unintended Acceleration investigation documents. The civil action, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Civil Action No. 11-2165), alleges that the U.S. Department of Transportation and NHTSA violated the...