Auto safety agency faces calls for overhaul as Biden presidency begins

January 22, 2021

January 21st, 2021 | by Christopher Jensen / New York Times News Service For decades, across administrations of Republicans and Democrats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has faced criticism from safety advocates who accuse it of routinely falling short of its mission. Among their complaints: That the agency fails to promptly detect and act on […]

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In Battle Against “The Highway Disease,” Traffic Safety Agency Attacked as Asleep at the Wheel

December 16, 2020

By Myron Levin and Eli Wolfe on December 16, 2020 Former President Lyndon Johnson was probably not the first, nor certainly the last, to note that more Americans have died on the nation’s roads than in all of its wars combined. He called it “the highway disease” in a speech in 1966, when he signed legislation that aimed to curb […]

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Vayyar 4D Imaging Radar Sensor Set To Revolutionise Automotive Safety By Cutting Complexity And Costs 

USA – English  Overcrowded with sensors – average cars forecast to have over 200 by 2030 NEWS PROVIDED BY Vayyar  Dec 15, 2020, 07:00 ET – Vayyar platform addresses multiple challenging safety requirements, providing unprecedented life-saving functionality for all car models (view the technology here). – Single multifunctional radar-on-chip (ROC) able to replace numerous traditional one-function […]

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Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

September 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Webinars celebrating past successes belie lack of recent progress and an over-reliance on ineffective nonbinding guidance   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was […]

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The Most Important Thing Every Parent Needs to Know About Car Seat Safety

February 10, 2020

ProPublica has published a report on how one booster seat maker put children at risk. For parents, here’s some of the most pressing information our reporters discovered during their investigation. by Daniela Porat and Patricia Callahan Feb. 6, 5 a.m. EST ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon […]

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Childproofing Your Ride

October 9, 2019

Your car may feel like a second home, especially if you spend lots of time shuffling kids from school to activities and more. But the fact is, your car is statistically one of the most dangerous places your child can be. These are some of the most important safety tips set forth by  KidsAndCars.org In […]

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DC Circuit Takes Up Push for Rear Seat-Belt Warnings

May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018  BRITAIN EAKIN WASHINGTON (CN) – The fight for car safety landed in the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday as two nonprofits asked the appeals court to force the Department of Transportation to get moving on making seat-belt warning systems mandatory for backseat passengers. In 2012, Congress required the agency to initiate rulemaking on the […]

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The U.S. needs to move forward on rear-seat safety belts

March 20, 2018

By Fredrick Kunkle March 20 Email the author Safety advocates have sued the U.S. Department of Transportation to force action on a standard that would require automakers to include seat belt reminders for rear-seat passengers. Congress said the rule was supposed to have been issued by October 2015. In this photo, emergency personnel attend to a fatal crash […]

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NHTSA falling behind on auto regulations, lawmakers say

February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018 @ 3:13 pm Eric Kulisch Heidi King: “We believe the budget does reflect the resources needed to succeed.” Photo credit: Courtesy of the Energy and Commerce Committee WASHINGTON — Members of a House panel wondered Wednesday whether NHTSA is stretched too thin to fulfill a growing list of responsibilities for ensuring motor vehicle safety […]

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Lawsuit filed to force DOT to issue rear seatbelt warning rule

August 16, 2017

by Nick Gosnell  on August 16, 2017 at 4:34 PM KidsAndCars.org and The Center for Auto Safety filed suit in federal court Wednesday to compel the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement a law passed by Congress in 2012, and issue a standard requiring a rear seat safety belt warning system. “They were set to meet the deadline […]

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