National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Federal Warning: Some Jeep SUV's Can Roll Away When In ParkThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a warning Tuesday that some Jeep sport-utility vehicles can roll away after drivers put them in park.
Study: Distractions Play Role In 58 Percent Of Crashes Involving Teen DriversDistractions play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.
Blumenthal: Air Bag Recall Should Be Expanded, Include Loaner VehiclesPointing to reports of incidents in regions outside the current air bag recall areas, the Connecticut Democrat said the evidence points to the need for nationwide action.
Officials Announce Recall To Replace Defective Airbags
House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM RecallA report raises serious questions about the NTSA's ability to keep the public safe.
Chrysler: Government Timetable Off For Fixing Recalled Jeep SUV'sThe agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.
On Capitol Hill, General Motors CEO Mary Barra Apologizes For Deadly Ignition Switch FlawsThe piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers.
Privacy Concerns Raised As 'Smart Cars' Track Personal DataYour GPS and other high-tech on-board devices can be secretly tracking your every move.
Sen. Schumer Calls On Feds To Regulate 'Smart Car' TechnologySen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal regulators to set guidelines to protect consumers as car companies collect personal information through ``smart car'' technology and sell it to third parties.
NY State Police Targeting Drunk Driving During HolidaysThe goal of the initiative "Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest'' is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to prevent motorists from being injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug-impaired driver.
Ford Recalls 33,021 Vehicles Due To Safety ConcernsThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered during vehicle testing that the car exceeded a head injury criteria requirement. Ford says there have been no reported injuries related to the issue.
AAA: Hands-Free Texting Still Distracting For DriversUsing voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.