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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

November 19, 2019, 1pm PST
The NTSB chair issued a stark warning on Nov. 5: "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not," stated Robert Sumwalt in introducing their first report in 47 years devoted to bike safety.
National Transportation Safety Board
November 3, 2019, 11am PST
The auto industry is divided on whether to back stronger emissions standard adopted by California and 13 other states. Three major automakers and three auto industry groups sided with Trump on Monday in a court battle over 'one national standard.'
Reuters
October 22, 2019, 10am PDT
After several years of increasing traffic fatalities, the total numbers of people killed by cars every year in the United States is finally declining. The same can't be said for pedestrians and people on bikes.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
September 27, 2019, 11am PDT
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States, but cities have been slow to implement effective policies and road design measures to change the trend.
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2019, 5am PDT
While much focus is on the future of autonomous vehicles, the increase in pedestrian deaths related to SUVs remains a largely ignored issue.
Slate
July 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Europe proves to Americans that when it comes to pedestrian fatalities, it doesn't have to be this way.
City Observatory
June 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
A pickup truck driver towing a trailer on a two-lane rural road in New Hampshire on June 21 is charged with seven counts of vehicular homicide after colliding with a group of motorcycle riders. Attention has turned to his commercial driver's license.
USA Today
March 4, 2019, 6am PST
Among the factors that stand out in the "Spotlight on Highway Safety" report released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association is increased "death by SUV," which kill at a higher rate than cars. Distraction, however, is hard to prove.
USA Today
January 9, 2019, 11am PST
It could have been a multiple-vehicle fatal car crash—a driver fell asleep at the wheel driving 70 mph—but the outcome was two DUI charges.
SFBay
October 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The deadliest transportation accident in recent years has some asking whether more can be done to regulate modified vehicles, including limos.
NPR
October 5, 2018, 9am PDT
A federal evaluation of fuel-efficiency standards says that while drastic climate change is imminent, there is little reason to do anything about it.
The Washington Post
August 5, 2018, 5am PDT
On Thursday, the U.S. DOT and U.S. EPA announced one of the Trump administration's most consequential rollbacks of environmental and efficiency regulations that will have a detrimental effect on climate change, air pollution, and oil consumption.
The Washington Post
July 31, 2018, 8am PDT
It's the U.S. EPA, under the new acting administrator, against two top officers in the Department of Transportation. Both agencies (along with California) determine fuel efficiency standards. Guess which wants to proceed cautiously in the rollback?
The New York Times
June 15, 2018, 6am PDT
How much should the federal government involve local authorities in crafting autonomous vehicle regulations? Officials in New York say they aren't being included enough.
Route Fifty
April 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Autonomous vehicles hold the potential to greatly reduce auto crashes. Advocates want them on the road as early as possible to reduce fatalities. Skeptics worry that the public will be guinea pigs during the testing—case in point: Elaine Herzberg.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that his agency is siding with auto manufacturers and relaxing greenhouse gas emission standards for new cars and light trucks.
Bloomberg Politics
March 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
Wei Huang, a 38-year-old Apple engineer, died after his Tesla Model X collided with a highway barrier on a Bay Area highway interchange on March 23. NTSB wants to know if it was operating on Autopilot. It took 5 hours to reopen the freeway.
Bloomberg Technology
March 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Experts who watched the videos taken by onboard cameras equipped in the Volvo SUV that hit Elaine Herzberg determined that Uber's automated driving system failed to perform adequately. The crash points to a need for regulations.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 17, 2017, 8am PST
The Onion is probably trolling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than bike riders with this one.
The Onion
October 24, 2017, 6am PDT
Bloomberg links the uptick in traffic fatalities throughout the United States to rising smartphone use while driving.
Bloomberg