National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Dangerous driving? Us?

Dangerous driving?  Us?

Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA. The share of people who said they believe texting or emailing while driving is a very serious threat declined only […]

For motorcycle riders, no helmets mean more injuries, deaths

For motorcycle riders, no helmets mean more injuries, deaths

The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an insurance industry study. Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths […]

Toyoto nailed for another recall

Toyoto nailed for another recall

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay the government a record $32.4 million in additional fines to settle an investigation into its handling of two recalls at the heart of its safety crisis. The Transportation Department said late Monday the civil penalties will settle investigations into how Toyota dealt with recalls over accelerator pedals that […]