Government, Safety

NHTSA Preliminary Estimates Report: Truck-Related Fatalities Up 3%

Fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck increased by 3% in 2018 from 2017, despite a decrease of about 1% for all vehicles combined over the same period, according to a preliminary report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2019
Government, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA, NHTSA Seek Comment on Automated Driving Systems

Two federal agencies are seeking public comment that would help in crafting regulations related to automated driving systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Committee Approves NHTSA Nominee Heidi King

Heidi King Heidi King testifies at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in 2018. (Eric Thayer/Bloomberg News)

Heidi King took a step forward in her quest to become administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Probing Hyundai, Kia for Cars That Catch Fire

kia Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating some 3 million U.S. vehicles made by Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. after thousands of complaints that the vehicles went up in flames even without being involved in a crash.

Ryan Beene and Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2019
Government, Safety

Heidi King Renominated to Lead NHTSA

Heidi King C-SPAN

President Donald Trump on Jan. 16 nominated Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and also announced more nominees for senior roles at other agencies that oversee safety and commerce.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 18, 2019

Senate Action in Lame Duck Possible for Nominees, McConnell Says

Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, earlier this year. (Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg News)

Nominees for senior posts across federal transportation agencies have the potential to be included in an end-of-year measure that Senate leaders plan to formalize before the congressional session comes to a close.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 19, 2018
Government, Fuel

Heidi King Nomination for NHTSA Post Advances to Senate Floor

Heidi King (C-SPAN)

The Commerce Committee on June 27 approved by a slim margin the nomination of Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, setting up consideration on the Senate floor.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2018

Vote on Heidi King for NHTSA Post Delayed


Concern that Democrats would vote as a block against the nomination of Heidi King to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration led to a delay in the scheduled vote, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D) told reporters May 21.

May 22, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Road to Zero Group Announces Three More Safety Grant Winners

NSC's Deborah Hersman National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

The Road to Zero Coalition announced three more recipients of the Safe System Innovation Grants on April 23.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Road to Zero Coalition Charts Ambitious Goal to Reduce Traffic Deaths by 2050

Female truck driver wearing a seat belt Among other recommendations, the report urges 100% compliance with seat belt use. (Getty Images)

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman noted the goal of the newly formed Road to Zero Coalition is to dramatically reduce traffic deaths.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018