U.S. Wants To Force Lower Speeds On Truck And Bus DriversThe U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the highways. The proposal would impose a nationwide limit on newly made vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds.
Traffic Fatalities Continue To Surge In 2016Traffic fatalities in the U.S. were up during the first six months of the year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago. Drivers have also put in a record 1.58 trillion miles on the road in the first half of the year.
SUV That Killed "Star Trek" Actor Was Under RecallThe SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show.
Safety Advocates Say Fatal Car Seat Failures Are 'Public Health Crisis'Safety advocates say automakers and regulators have acted with "criminal" negligence in failing to remedy a long-acknowledged auto safety flaw that watchdogs say has played a role in hundreds of deaths, creating a "public health crisis."
Takata Airbag Recall To Grow By More Than 35 MillionTakata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Experts Say Self-Driving Cars Not Ready For RoadsEngineers and safety advocates are telling the government that self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a boon to public safety because of unresolved technical issues.
Texas Teenager Latest Victim Of Exploding Takata AirbagsA Houston teenager is the tenth person nationwide to die as a result of an faulty Takata airbag.
Auto Industry To Work With Government On SafetyAfter two tumultuous years of recalls, fines and friction, the government and the auto industry struck a peace treaty of sorts by agreeing to cooperate on safety issues in the future.
Recaro Recalls 173,000 Child Safety SeatsRecaro Child Safety is recalling more than 173,000 car seats in the U.S. because the top tether can detach from the seat in a crash.
Reports: Fiat Chrysler To Buy Back About 300,000 PickupsFiat Chrysler will buy back about 300,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a potentially expensive deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recall.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Promises Strict Safety RulesThe U.S. government's highway safety agency has become more aggressive in enforcing auto safety rules, and Fiat Chrysler and the industry will have to adjust, the company's CEO said Tuesday.
Big Rigs Often Go Faster Than Tires Can HandleMany tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.