national highway traffic safety administration

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, center, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator (NHTSA) David Strickland, left. stand with students wearing crossing guard belts during a news conference outside the Transportation Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Drunk walking leads to pedestrian fatalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as drinking and driving can be deadly, so can drinking and walking. Over a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving, […]

08/05/2013

This Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 file photo shows Jeffrey Uno, right, and his father, Peter Uno, the son and husband of Noriko Uno, seen in framed photo, after a news conference in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

First Toyota sudden acceleration case set to begin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her Upland home to and from her family’s sushi restaurant. She had […]

07/21/2013

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Metro offers free traffic safety classes for bicyclists

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Beginning and advanced bicyclists throughout Los Angeles County will get a chance this summer to brush up on their traffic safety skills through free lessons funded by a $203,000 federal grant. […]

07/11/2013

California Highway Patrol video still (Photo credit: CHP)

Maximum enforcement through weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers will be out in force today and throughout the remainder of the Fourth of July weekend looking for drivers who may be under the influence or violating other […]

07/05/2013

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Holiday enforcement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend, on the lookout for motorists driving while impaired or otherwise violating traffic laws, beginning tonight. The California […]

07/03/2013

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Gov’t delays requiring rearview cameras in cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is again delaying regulations on whether new cars and trucks must come equipped with rearview cameras to protect against drivers backing over people in blind spots behind their vehicles, […]

06/20/2013

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Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant posture and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can catch fire in a rear-end […]

06/18/2013

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Chrysler expected to formally refuse Jeep recall

DETROIT (AP) — In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are […]

06/18/2013

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Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on […]

06/12/2013

2007 Honda Odyssey minivan (AP Photo)

US investigates Honda minivans for air bag trouble

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have added about 320,000 older model Honda Odyssey minivans to a widening probe of faulty air bags that affects at least three automakers and more than 2 million vehicles. […]

06/10/2013

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Chrysler to recall 630,000 SUVs worldwide

DETROIT (AP) — Just two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls totaling 630,000 vehicles worldwide. The automaker will recall more than […]

06/06/2013

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Chrysler refuses US request to recall vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — A defiant Chrysler is refusing a government request to recall about 2.7 million SUVs to fix fuel tanks that could leak and cause fires in rear-end collisions. Chrysler said Tuesday that the […]

06/04/2013

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