What Does America's Auto Safety Regulator Actually Do?

Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the… » 9/16/14 3:18pm Yesterday 3:18pm

Feds Want American Teens To Just Get Drunk And Have Sex In The Woods

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with keeping our roads and highways safe, and generally they do a very commendable job. They recently started a new campaign to prevent teen drunk driving, and I think the subtext of it is impressively realistic: if you're drunk in the woods, don't drive;… » 8/20/14 2:57pm 8/20/14 2:57pm

How ​The Feds' $8 Million Roadblocks Secretly Tested Drivers For Booze

If you were driving home and a cop ordered you to park somewhere, and then someone from the government asked for your saliva or blood while secretly testing you for alcohol use, would you feel like your rights were violated? Many Americans did when it happened to them, according to documents from a Freedom of… » 2/24/14 3:40pm 2/24/14 3:40pm