The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the timeliness of General Motors’ recall of faulty ignition switches to determine whether GM properly followed the legal processes and requirements for reporting recalls on the vehicles noted above. NHTSA will monitor consumer outreach as the recall process continues and take additional appropriate action as warranted.
NHTSA announces that starting Feb. 18, all manufacturers must use a distinctive label on required mailings that notify owners of recalled vehicles or equipment. Read More
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NHTSA seeks to ensure child passengers are protected in side crashes, proposes first-ever side impact test for car seats sold in U.S. that are designed for children weighing up to 40 pounds. Read More
Survey also shows 1 in 5 drivers admit "I try to get where I am going as fast as I can." Speeding-related deaths nationwide account for nearly a third of all traffic fatalities each year, taking close to 10,000 lives. Read More
But highway deaths over the past 5 years remain at historic lows. The majority of the increase in deaths, 72 percent, occurred in the first quarter of 2012 and most of those involved were motorcyclists and pedestrians. Read More