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Project Ignition Teen Safety Leaders Share Their Perspective With DOT

Project Ignition Teen Safety Leaders Share Their Perspective With DOT

For the student representatives from 10 Project Ignition National Leader Schools, January 9, 2012 was a day they’ll not soon forget. That’s the day they spent at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. sharing how they and their classmates are positively impacting teen... read more

January 13, 2012 by  - 1
 
Old Gas Pumps

Higher Fuel Standards For 2025 Coming Today: What They Mean For You

By the year 2025, cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. will have to earn a combined city/highway rating of 54.5 miles per gallon. That's according to new fuel economy... read more November 16, 2011 by  3


 
Moose warning sign

LaHood Says Communities Can Upgrade Signs At Their Own Pace

Ever wondered why road signs are made the way they are? How the government manages to ensure that they're consistent? Most of the standards for directional signs, traffic... read more August 30, 2011 by  0


 
Traffic

DOT’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics Gear Up for 6-City Test

Although the first venue in the six-city U. S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics is just weeks away, there’s a lot at stake in what... read more July 9, 2011 by  0


 
Texting behind the wheel

Ex-DOT Chiefs Want Federal Teen Driving Legislation

With possible legislative action in Congress this summer on a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill this summer, two former U.S. Department of Transportation... read more July 6, 2011 by  0


 
Teen driving

Is A Nationwide Ban On Hand-Held Phone Use By Drivers Coming?

Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is currently illegal in nine states, and texting while driving is illegal in thirty-four. Both laws could be the most widely... read more June 24, 2011 by  2


 
Texting while driving

Is The Federal Government Planning To Disable Our Cell Phones?

"Is the Government About to Block Cell Phone Signals in Cars?" That's the molotov cocktail of a headline that Time magazine ran yesterday when it announced that U.S... read more December 2, 2010 by  2


 
Fatalities per mile driven by age, from FiveThirtyEight.com, DoT data analyzed by IIHS

Teen Drivers Die In Crashes. Old Folks Too. Who's Feared Most?

Did you see the recent Hyundai ad that touts the safety of its new 2011 Sonata by playing on your fear of out-of-control teens behind the wheel? It cites the statistic that 3... read more May 10, 2010 by  5


 
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose

Money Pit: Potholes, Poor Roads Cost Motorists $335 Per Year

Think those deep potholes and frost heaves along the commute—and all the rattles and squeaks they elicit from your car—are costing you big in extra repairs and vehicle... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 
Traffic

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit Historic Lows

Good news this morning from the U.S. Department of Transportation: traffic fatalities have been on the decline for nearly four years running, and the number of people killed... read more March 11, 2010 by  2


 
Ray LaHood

Was Ray LaHood's NAIAS Speech Upbeat, Defensive, Or Testy?

Earlier today, there was a good bit of chatter about U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's 7am speech at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. LaHood is just one of several... read more January 11, 2010 by  0


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Toyota-Lexus Floor-Mat Problem Is Now Officially A Recall

One week ago today, owners of eight Toyota and Lexus models got an urgent plea from the U.S. Department of Transportation, delivered via the media: Remove your driver's side... read more October 6, 2009 by  1


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

German Luxury Brands Face Uncertain Future In U.S.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, new fuel efficiency and emissions regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation could... read more October 2, 2009 by  3


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Transportation Summit Aims To Curb Distracted Driving

At a meeting on auto safety organized by the U.S. Transportation Department, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this morning reported on the dangers of distracted driving... read more September 30, 2009 by  2


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Texting While Driving? Just Say No, Say Automakers

Texting is a permanent part of digital life today, but that doesn't make it safe. And the data on texting while driving is truly frightening: A study of truck drivers by... read more September 24, 2009 by  2


 
Barack Obama

New Regs Seek 5% Annual Boost In Efficiency Through 2016

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled the new auto emissions and efficiency standards that we've been expecting since last week. Those regulations, which kick in during the... read more September 16, 2009 by  0


 

 
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