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NHTSA Launches Rail Crossing Safety Campaign

Over the past five years, nearly 800 people have lost their lives while attempting to drive across railroad tracks, which is why NHTSA and the Federal Railroad Administration have re-launched a $5.6 million awareness campaign.

Recalls Rise 13%, Affected Vehicles Fall in 2018

While the number of recalls increased to 914 in 2018 as compared to 810 in 2017, the number of affected vehicles fell to 29.3 million as compared with 30.6 million in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

Ex-NHTSA Official Joins Uber's Autonomous Vehicle Team

Uber Technologies Inc. has hired Nat Beuse, a long-time official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration overseeing vehicle safety research, to support the company's efforts to develop safe self-driving vehicles, reports Reuters.

Four Automakers Add Automatic Braking to 90% of New Vehicles

While 10 automakers reported equipping more than 50% of the vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 with automatic emergency braking, the top four among these managed to equip 90% or more with the crash avoidance technology.

NTSB Releases Highway Safety Wish List

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently unveiled its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, with seven of the 10 recommendations including initiatives for roadway safety.