national highway traffic safety administration

Emergency crews look over wreckage from a crash between a semi and a tour bus on Thursday, April 10, 2014, on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented, 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules. A tractor-trailer truck and a […]

04/11/2014

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NHTSA to require rearview cameras in new vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing a final safety rule that requires rearview technology in many new vehicles. The move is an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents. The […]

03/31/2014

The Chevy Cobalt moves on the assembly line at the Lordstown Assembly Plant on Aug. 21, 2008 in Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

US safety agency likely probing GM recall response

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National […]

02/26/2014

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New rules sought to make child car seats safer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday. The proposal by the National Highway Traffic […]

01/22/2014

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Markets were open for […]

12/24/2013

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Malibu checkpoint results in 2 dozen arrests

MALIBU (CNS) – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI/license checkpoint in Malibu operated by the sheriff’s department, which also impounded several vehicles during the operation that ended this morning. The checkpoint was […]

12/20/2013

Older drivers

Govt plan aims to keep older drivers safe on road

WASHINGTON (AP) — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a “silver car” rating system that […]

12/05/2013

This May 22, 2013 file photo shows customer at a Hobby Lobby store in Denver. The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.  (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Supreme Court weighs new health law dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is headed for a new Supreme Court showdown over companies’ religious objections to the law’s birth-control mandate. Amid the troubled rollout of the health law, and […]

11/27/2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk  is confident that his Model S electric car is safe and will be cleared by a federal investigation into two recent fires. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

Tesla CEO expects feds to clear Model S in fires

DETROIT (AP) — The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors says he is confident that its Model S electric car is safe and will be cleared by a federal investigation into two battery fires. CEO […]

11/23/2013

Overturned tour bus from Canada on Route 80, Wayne, New Jersey

Gov’t to require seat belts on large buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule issued Wednesday, a safety measure sought by accident […]

11/20/2013

Professional test driver Dave McMillan demonstrates the dashboard warning signal in a Buick Lacrosse at an automobile test area in Oxon Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Government speeds research on car safety systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk or aren’t buckled properly. Officials also said Thursday that they expect […]

11/14/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO: ‘Definitely’ no recall of the Model S

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company “definitely” won’t recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks. “The headlines are extremely misleading. If fire […]

11/12/2013

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