31 Alerts From the NHTSA Tag


Highway Deaths in Rural America: NMA E-Newsletter #714

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a study called America’s Rural Roads: Beautiful and Deadly earlier this month. Researchers found that between 2016 and 2020, 40 percent of US traffic deaths occurred on rural roads. A total of 85,002 people died in rural areas during the five-year study period—nearly half of all traffic deaths across the country. This […]

ADAS Accidents—A Perfect Storm Towards the Car of the Future?: NMA E-Newsletter #709

Automakers and safety advocates have pushed for more Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) on new vehicles for years. But is this burgeoning technology safe? A June National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report indicated that over 400 accidents have occurred in the past year directly due to the failure or inappropriate use of ADAS. Those […]

Countering the Safe Streets/Vision Zero Mindset: NMA E-Newsletter #699

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued its estimate of 2021 U.S. traffic fatalities. A Reuters headline blared, “U.S. traffic fatalities surge 10.5% in 2021 to highest count since 2005,” followed by the lede, “Traffic deaths surged after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020 as more drivers engaged in unsafe behavior like speeding and […]

Traffic Calming: Can’t See the Forest for the Trees: NMA E-Newsletter #692

Sudden cardiac arrest is a national public health crisis. In its Heart and Stroke Statistics – 2022 Update, the American Heart Association notes more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in the United States every year, close to 1,000 per day. The survival rate from onset to hospital discharge hovers around ten percent. OHCA […]

And So It Begins—Vision Zero from the Top Down: NMA E-Newsletter #682

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced that his department wants to drastically reduce deadly traffic accidents through vehicle and street design changes. The USDOT also plans to use $14 billion in funding from the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill to encourage the states to make extensive use of speed cameras to enforce lowered […]

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