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NHTSA Report Documents An Increase in Highway Fatalities for the First Time Since 2008

    Traffic safety professionals had been hopeful that the steady decrease in highway deaths since 2008 would continue. Those hopes were dashed with the August release of NHTSA ‘s report, 2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview, revealing that 2015 marked the largest percentage increase in traffic fatalities in 50 years. That increase of 7.2% resulted in deaths climbing


NHTSA Releases 2013 Crash Data – Highway Fatalities and Injuries Declining

Roadway deaths fall nearly 25% in a decade, fatality rates at a historic low – In late December, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) final data for 2013. That data reflects a 3.1% decrease from 2012 and a nearly 25% decline in […]


Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and NHTSA Administrator David Strickland Convene National Distracted Driver Leadership Meeting

On December 9th a “distracted driving stakeholders’ meeting” was convened by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and David Strickland, Administrator of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Attendees included myself on behalf of EndDD.org., along with some two dozen different “stakeholders” including […]


Is Auto Safety More Important than Quick Connections to Facebook and Twitter?

Written by Joel D. Feldman NHTSA Director, David Strickland has put auto makers on notice that their efforts to ramp up in-car technology to provide faster internet connections will be strictly scrutinized and that these efforts fly in the face of common sense safety considerations for drivers. US Department of Transportation Secretary, Ray La Hood, the most