NHTSA Investigating Tesla’s Steering Wheels Falling Off While Driving
DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into Tesla’s Model Y SUV after getting two complaints that the steering wheels can come off while being driven.
Biden Nominates Carlson for Top NHTSA Role
President Joe Biden announced Ann Carlson as his nominee to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.February 15, 2023
Senators Press FCC on Transportation Spectrum Use
Senior senators recently urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve limited access to a frequency band of spectrum for transportation operations.February 14, 2023
NHTSA Denies Petition to Remove Underride Guard Labeling Requirement
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied a petition filed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance asking regulators to drop a requirement for trucks and trailers to display a legible certification label on their rear impact guards.
Volvo Group Hit With $130 Million Penalty Over Recall Issues
Volvo Group North America will pay a civil penalty of as much as $130 million under an arrangement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.January 30, 2023
Democrat Senators Press Safety Initiatives as White House Celebrates IIJA
Senior Democrats in the Senate are pressing for transportation safety enhancements as the White House celebrated the anniversary of a $1 trillion infrastructure law’s enactment.November 16, 2022
NHTSA Plans Survey, Research to Find Out Why Drivers Speed
With continuing concerns about speeding on the nation’s highways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to conduct a survey-research effort to ask 1,500 drivers with one or more recent speeding tickets why they speed — and why others with no violations don’t speed.
Traffic Deaths Decline for First Time Since 2020
Traffic fatalities on U.S. roads declined in the second quarter, halting an almost two-year rise even as Americans are driving more.September 19, 2022
NHTSA Needs a New Chief With Road Deaths at 20-Year High
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is operating without a Senate-confirmed leader again, leaving a void atop the agency tasked with preventing road injuries and deaths even as the number of fatalities moves sharply in the wrong direction.September 12, 2022
Road Deaths Climb for Seventh Straight Quarter as Driving Increases
Traffic fatalities on U.S. roads grew 7% in the opening three months of the year, reaching the highest levels for the first quarter since 2002.August 17, 2022