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NHTSA Provides Drugged Driving Grants to 5 States

To keep drug-impaired drivers off the nation's roadways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded more than $100,000 in funding to select states to educate law enforcement officers.

NHTSA Streamlines Autonomous Vehicle Review

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has cut one of its requirements in an effort to accelerate the review process for the deployment of autonomous vehicles without devices like brakes and steering wheels.

Automakers Push for Advanced Adaptive Headlights

In the not too distant future, U.S. automakers may be given the opportunity to incorporate adaptive-driving-beam headlights into new vehicles they sell that provide an advancement from the automatic high beam technology available today.

NHTSA Reminds Fleets to Check Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding vehicle owners and drivers, as well as fleet managers, to check for open recalls on their vehicles. Recalls that remain unaddressed are a safety risk, according to the agency.

Cable Industry Moves to Acquire Vehicle-to-Vehicle Spectrum

The Internet & Television Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to open airwaves — known as the 5.9 gigahertz spectrum — that are currently allocated for exclusive use by automakers for vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the association announced.

Texas Leads Nation in Distracted Driving Fatalities

Texas led the nation in distracted driving deaths in 2017, as 366 people lost their lives as a result of an inattentive driver, according to the National Safety Council’s analysis of 2017 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drunk Driving Fatalities Down But Remain Leading Culprit

Drunk driving fatalities fell 1.1% in 2017 compared with 2016, and alcohol impairment remains the leading cause of highway deaths, according to the most recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA Refutes Tesla's Safest Vehicle Claim

NHTSA recently issued a statement that a 5-star rating is the highest rating a vehicle can achieve under its crash-testing program, but stopped short of naming one vehicle as the safest vehicle on the road today.