Feds To Shame Fiat-Chrysler In Rare Public Hearing Into Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is none-to-pleased about Fiat Chrysler’s handling of some 20 recalls affecting over 10 million vehicles, and it’s holding a public hearing on July 2 to aid in the investigation of how the automaker has handled the recalls. In short, NHTSA is pissed and now it’s taking… » 5/18/15 2:20pm 5/18/15 2:20pm

Aston Martin Gets Safety Exemption, Won't Have To Halt U.S. Sales

When you're a small boutique manufacturer like Aston Martin, it's tough to comply with all the latest safety regulations across all the different markets. For a while, it looked like their lack of compliance with a new side impact regulation could threaten some U.S. sales, but they're reportedly good — for now. » 11/03/14 10:25am 11/03/14 10:25am

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 9/16/14 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