Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

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...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.