NTSB Sheds Light on the Factors that Led to Deadly Crash between Commercial Truck & College Softball Team’s Bus

November 26, 2015

The September 26, 2014 crash between a large truck and a college softball team’s bus was a major tragedy. However, until recently, explanations as to why the CDL driver of the truck lost control of his vehicle have been incomplete or awaiting confirmation. On November 17, 2015, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that its investigation […]


Why Was NHTSA Able to Invoke a Coordinated Vehicle Remedy Program for Takata’s Airbag Defects?

November 23, 2015

For the auto industry 2014 was defined not only by the number of serious safety-related vehicle recalls, but also by the sheer scope of the recalls ordered. The two biggest recalls in 2014 were the General Motors ignition switch defect and the Takata exploding airbag inflator defect. Both defects are extremely serious and can increase […]


Congress Considers Including Vehicle Safety Loopholes in Highway Bill Despite Defects and Lessons of 2014

November 19, 2015

2014 was supposed to be the year where lawmakers realized that providing deference and preferential treatment to the industries they are charged with regulating resulted in far-reaching vehicle safety problems. 2014 was marked by two of the largest auto recalls in U.S. history. First, the General Motors (GM) ignition switch defect emerged onto the scene […]


3 Injured After Philadelphia SEPTA Bus Crashes with Commercial Truck

November 16, 2015

SEPTA buses, trains, trolleys and other vehicles are an essential mode of transportation for those in and around Philadelphia. Individual’s in the city can use SEPTA’s many lines to get around, and suburbanites can utilize SEPTA’s regional rail system to get into the city and to travel throughout Pennsylvania. In short, SEPTA provides a transit […]


NHTSA Asks Parents of Teen Drivers to Join the ‘5 to Drive’ Campaign to Prevent car & Truck Accidents

November 9, 2015

For parent, it is a proud moment when you son or daughter first gets behind the wheel and shows that he or she is capable of operating a motor vehicle. Coming of age moments of this type are typically rather bittersweet, however. On one hand, you are happy and proud to see your child’s growth […]


Takata Agrees to NHTSA Consent Order & Record Fine As Honda Drops Company as Airbag & Airbag Inflator Supplier

November 4, 2015

For years the Takata airbag deflator defect was allowed to fester as airbags that could deploy with excessive force and shoot pieces of metal at the driver and passengers were installed in many popular makes and models of vehicles. In fact, the first signed of the defect were dismissed back in 2004 by Takata engineers […]


House Bill Would Remove Motor Carrier Scores from Website & Make Other Changes that May Endanger Highway Safety

November 2, 2015

Highway safety sprung into the public consciousness and has continued to be a hot topic in the news since the 2014 six-vehicle commercial trucking accident that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and others and killed James “Jimmy Mac” McNair. At the time, the focus was on fatigued driving by commercial drivers and the role hours-of-service […]


GM Announces New Ignition Switch Recalls & Takata-related Airbag Defects in 2015 Vehicles

October 29, 2015

About one month following GM’s agreement with the federal government that saw the company pay $900 million to avoid criminal prosecution, it seemed as if GM had turned the corner on its extremely rocky 2014. For those who have not followed the auto defect scandals of the past year, GM’s 2014 was marred by one […]


DOT & IIHS Announce Agreement with 10 Automakers to Equip All New Vehicles with Automatic Emergency Braking

October 22, 2015

For most buyers of new cars and trucks, the new model year means that automakers will advertise and tout a host of new features. More often than not, excited buyers enticed by a new feature will go to the dealership only to find that the advertised new feature is only present on high-end or special […]


As Halloween Approaches Hayrides Are Still Unregulated in Nearly All States

October 20, 2015

Hayrides are an exciting and enjoyable way to spend a fall afternoon or a crisp autumn evening. While the daytime hayrides are often more tame and focus on touring the farm and its agricultural activities, trips at night are often more eventful and targeted towards older teens and adults. Nighttime haunted hayrides often turn-up the […]

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