Washington – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has spelled out plans to require rear-impact guards on single-unit vehicles such as dump trucks, garbage haulers, concrete mixers and delivery trucks, according to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking released July 17.
Washington – A group of safety advocates is calling for forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems, or F-CAM, to be required in all trucks and buses to help prevent deadly rear-end crashes.
Washington – Vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology could prevent more than a half-million crashes and save more than 1,000 lives per year, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board on April 3 recommended new safety standards intended to reduce injuries and fatalities caused by vehicles sliding underneath large tractor-trailer trucks.
Washington – By May 2018, all new vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds – including buses and trucks – will need to be equipped with rear visibility systems, according to a final rule issued March 31 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Washington – An estimated 24,270 motor vehicle crash fatalities occurred in the first nine months of 2013 – a 3.7 percent decrease from the 2012 estimate from the same time period, according to a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Washington – A total of 1,353 people died from school transportation-related crashes between 2003 and 2012 – an average of about 135 fatalities per year, according to a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.