Tag: NHTSA

  • June 10th, 2021

This Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working together with the law enforcement community to decrease impaired driving. NHTSA and law enforcement agencies across the country are working tirelessly to spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving and to remind all drivers: If you […]

  • June 1st, 2021

This document describes the current test tools and capabilities established at NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) for researching the safety performance of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving systems (ADS) in a closed-course setting. This paper focuses on immediate and future needs for ADAS and ADS closed-course testing and the requirements […]

  • May 25th, 2021

Motorcycle personal protective equipment (PPE), an important traffic safety countermeasure, can include a safety-certified helmet, impact- and skid-resistant jackets and pants, motorcycle gloves, and sturdy, over-ankle boots. NHTSA, State highway safety offices (SHSO), and motorcycle safety groups conduct programs to encourage motorcyclists to use protective gear, especially helmets, but the impact of these programs is […]

  • May 3rd, 2021

883 children have died due to vehicular heatstroke since 1998. Yet, all these deaths could have been prevented. Sadly, these are the statistics as of April 29, 2021 (https://www.noheatstroke.org/index.htm): National average of child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998: 38 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2021: 1 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2020: 24 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2019: […]

  • April 20th, 2021

School bus stop-arm cameras are an emerging strategy used by school jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies to address the issue of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses. A stop-arm camera typically records video of vehicles and/or drivers who pass school buses when the stop-arm is extended. Several States have passed legislation allowing the use of […]

  • April 6th, 2021

High-Visibility Enforcement (HVE) is a traffic safety approach designed to deter unlawful behaviors and promote voluntary behavior change in accordance with traffic laws. HVE deters risky behavior by reminding motorists through communications and additional enforcement that they may be pulled over for illegal behaviors. HVE also aims to increase public awareness of the importance and benefits […]

  • April 1st, 2021

Owners of select GM and Chevrolet vehicles listed below should park their vehicles outside and away from homes, structures, and other flammable materials such as vegetation, until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire. Positive Battery Cable Short Circuit GM issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID 21V-189) […]

  • March 30th, 2021

Owners of select Hyundai and Genesis vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes, other structures and other flammable materials such as vegetation until their vehicles have been repaired, due to new and separate recalls for the risk of fire. ABS Module Malfunction Hyundai issued safety recalls (NHTSA IDs: 21V-160 and 21V-161) this month for Model Year 2015-2016 Hyundai […]