The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants everybody to have a safe and happy 2016 holiday season. This year, they’re reminding motorists to drive sober or get pulled over and to buckle up for every trip, every time. Whether you’re staying in town or going on a cross-country family trip, buckling up is the…

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Office of Public Affairs wants motorists across the state to Share the Road and Arrive Alive. This public safety campaign is all about raising awareness about the importance of driving attentively and sharing the road with all different types of roadway users. Cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers are…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just issued a press release showing the 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. An estimated 35,200 people died in car crashes last year. In 2014, 32,675 people died in car crashes across the country. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was quick to issue…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release regarding new test data of a particular subset of Takata air bag inflators. According to the new data, certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles have a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment than other vehicles. There is an…

Yesterday, the American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada was protesting Columbus Day when a pick-up truck purposefully drove through the crowd. KOLO TV stated, that there were five people who were treated for minor injuries after being hit by a pickup driver in downtown Reno. These protesters were standing by the crosswalk blocking traffic when…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about launching their joint coalition, the “Road to Zero.” The NHTSA has joined forces with the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Safety Council in efforts to end roadway fatalities within the next 30 years. At this…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release about a new federal law requiring rental car agencies to fix cars that are under recall for safety defects. As of June 1, 2016, rental car agencies must fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to consumers. Anthony…

Nissan had recently recalled 134,000 Nissan’s due to a faulty seal in the brake system which could cause an electrical fire. The cars involved are, 2015 to 2017 Murano SUV’s and 2016-2017 Maxima’s with intelligent cruise control. Additionally, 2015 and 2016 Murano hybrids were recalled as well. According to Patch, “A bad seal in the…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their upcoming increased usage of Automated Citation Devices throughout the state. These devices are essentially small handheld computers that produce electronically generated citations (eCitations). These eCitations are automatically sent directly to the local traffic court. Although these devices have been in use since…

A recent study found a link between the likelihood of a driver engaging in distracted driving behaviors and additional occupants in the car. The study, done by AT&T, looked at the risks associated with distracted driving behaviors and additional occupants in the vehicle. AT&T found that people are less likely to engage in distracted behaviors…

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