Tag: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Safe Route to School has huge impact on child safety & walking rates

Safe Route to School has huge impact on child safety & walking rates

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

It may be widespread from Minnesota to Georgia now, but the Safe Route to School program (or SRTS) was first pioneered by California back in 1999. A recent study out of Berkeley, “Examining Long-Term Impact of California Safe Routes to School Program: 10 Years Later,” takes a look at the impact of the program on safety and on […]

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NHTSA: drunk driving down; drugged driving on the rise

NHTSA: drunk driving down; drugged driving on the rise

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Drunk driving is on the decline, but that doesn’t necessarily mean traffic is safer: While drunk driving campaigns have been particularly effective in recent years, prescription drug and marijuana use is emerging more and more on our country’s roads, according to two new studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). First, the positive […]

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Annual traffic fatalities at historic low, but cyclist deaths up

Annual traffic fatalities at historic low, but cyclist deaths up

| December 23, 2014

Highway drivers received some good news last week: Overall highway fatalities have dropped by 25% since 2004, and by 3.1% since 2012, according to 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Yet some of the most compelling data released shows a number […]

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On the brink of the largest recall in U.S. history

On the brink of the largest recall in U.S. history

| October 28, 2014

Members of Congress are calling faulty air bags from Japanese manufacturer Takata “a public safety threat,” foreshadowing what could become the country’s largest recall in history and prompting skepticism about automakers’ ability to manage the recall. It could be massive, affecting more than 30 million cars and trucks — top-selling models from Honda, Toyota, Chrysler, […]

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