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Audit Faults NHTSA for Takata Recall Oversight

An audit of the way the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handled the recall of vehicles equipped with faulty, and in some cases deadly, Takata air-bag inflators cites the agency for delayed action and poor oversight, which may have left dangerous vehicles operating on U.S. highways longer than necessary.

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Too Soon to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: NHTSA

As regulators, public safety advocates and automakers grapple with how to create a federal legal framework for the deployment of autonomous vehicles, the nation's top auto safety official has said it's premature to regulate self-driving vehicles.

NHTSA Wants Automakers to Show Takata Repair Plans

The federal road safety regulator believes that unveiling public plans via automakers websites, for example, will serve as an informational resource to communities and consumers to support effective recall implementation nationwide.

2018 Mazda CX-9 Garners Highest NHTSA Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2018 Mazda CX-9 a five-star overall rating for crashworthiness, after evaluating the mid-size, three-row crossover SUV.

Lincoln Navigator Earns NHTSA's Top Safety Rating

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV has garnered a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Lincoln has announced. The rating is the highest the agency gives.

NHTSA Investigating Tesla Crash in Utah

U.S. safety regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are evaluating the circumstances connected to a Tesla Model S that slammed into a fire department vehicle in Jordan, Utah on May 13.

2018 Genesis G80 Sport Captures NHTSA's Top Safety Rating

The 2018 Genesis G80 Sport sedan has earned a Five Stars Overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), following tests in frontal crash, side crash and rollover scenarios.

Fatalities Increase with Vehicle Age, NHTSA Finds

The percentage of occupants fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision increased as the vehicle's age increased, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Fed Court Rules Against Trump's Delay of Fuel Economy Fines

A federal appeals court has ruled against the Trump administration's move to delay a regulation that increased fines against automakers for cars that violate fuel economy standards, reports The Hill.

Interim NHTSA Chief Nominated to Lead Agency

President Donald Trump has nominated Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than a year after taking office. King has been serving as the interim head of the nation's top road safety agency.