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72Just how dangerous are aging tires? [w/video]

Four people were killed in Louisiana back in February, after the tread separated on a ten-year-old SUV tire.

19NTSB offers NHTSA advice on semi truck safety

Based on studies conducted last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has sent seven recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "to improve the safety of tractor-trailers." The suggestions range from changing actual physical components on tractor-trailers, like adding protection along the sides of trailers to keep cars from going under them, to recording VIN information on trailers - which isn't currently collected - in accident reports.

16Deborah Hersman, head of NTSB and vocal critic of auto safety efforts, stepping down

The National Transportation Safety Board will be getting a new boss, as the current head has announced she'll be stepping down. Deborah Hersman had a controversial tenure as head of the NTSB, strongly criticizing efforts in automotive safety.

20Google self-driving cars should have data recorders, says US official

Fears over domestic spying operations and privacy concerns have been splattered across the headlines with alarming frequency, and now it appears that even the auto industry isn't immune. According to a report from The Huffington Post, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Deborah Hersman, has argued that black boxes should be mandatory in self-driving cars, like those that Google and Nissan have been working on.

181Reporter Gets Drunk To Test Proposed BAC Limit

Under new limit drunk driving would be at .05 BAC

Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended the drunk-driving limit be lowered from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content. To test the new limit, News 10 reporter Suzanne Phan drank two beers in 20 minutes. Here's what happened.

113NTSB proposes lowering blood alcohol limit on drunk driving laws

In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a set of recommendations, 19 in total, calling for more stringent laws and enforcement. "Most Americans think that we've solved the problem of impaired driving, but in fact, it's still a national epidemic," NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said. "On average, every hour one person is killed and 20 more are injured."

208NTSB Recommends Lowering Drunk-Driving Limit

Proposal wants threshold to drop from 0.08 BAC to 0.05, not everyone agrees

Of the 34,000 Americans killed in traffic accidents each year, roughly a third of them die in alcohol-related crashes.

4New Year's Day, not St. Patrick's, most deadly on US roads

Earlier this month, as part of its conclusions to an investigation into wrong-way driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommend ignition interlocks for all those convicted of a DUI. That means every first-time offender couldn't start his car until he had satisfied the breathalyzer attached to his ignition. With the nation's deadliest hours for drunk driving approaching, New Year's Day, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has pointed out the dangers of the holid

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88Mandated collision avoidance technology makes NTSB's Most Wanted List

Lane departure warning and collision avoidance systems have largely been the province of upscale automakers or the range-topping trims in volume models, but that's beginning to change. Apparently, however, the National Transportation Safety Board feels that such safety features should not be the preserve of the well-to-do, however, suggesting that this technology should be made standard on all new cars and trucks. This announcement comes as the NTSB adds "Collision Avoidance" to its Most Wanted

91Electronics makers wary of NTSB's proposed hands-free ban

Here's one from the unsurprising file: The Consumer Electronics Association has written the National Traffic Safety Board in opposition to the proposed ban on hands-free calling.

511NTSB still pushing to ban hands-free phones in cars

Today's automobiles are more connected than ever, and the National Transportation Safety Board doesn't seem to approve. The Detroit News reports that NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman is standing behind a recommendation to ban drivers from making hands-free phone calls that aren't of the emergency variety.

6Feds Recommend Ban Of Hands-Free Phone Use To Curb Epidemic of Distracted Driving

NTSB Chairman Says Automakers Should Shoulder More Responsibility For Eliminating Distractions

Ten years from now, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board hopes she's not sitting in another symposium like the one convened Tuesday.

49Even LaHood thinks the NTSB mobile electronics ban is flawed [w/poll]

When Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood thinks a ban on drivers using electronic devices is a flawed, you know it's a bad idea. But that's exactly what the Good Secretary told David Shepardson of the Detroit News during a recent interview.

90IIHS contends cell phone bans not effective for curbing accidents

It just makes sense. Cell phone usage causes accidents, so state governments and the National Transportation Safety Board should ban phone usage while driving, right? Not so, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. CNN Money reports that studies by IIHS show that phones may not be the issue.

130NTSB wants to ban mobile phone and electronics use in cars across the country [UPDATE]

In August of last year, a 19-year-old pickup driver received 11 texts in as many minutes while traveling down a Missouri highway outside Gray Summit. The truck rear-ended a stopped tractor trailer at speed, which was then struck by not one, but two school buses, resulting in a massive, multi-car pileup that left 38 people injured and two dead – including the serial texter and a 15-year-old student riding in one of the buses.

57Report: Baby boomers about to flood roads with older drivers

Next year, the very first Baby Boomers will be 65 years old. By 2025, nearly one in five drivers will be 65 or older. Looking even further ahead, the number of licensed drivers over age 65 is set to double in 2030, to 57 million. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that the government needs to prepare for this and work towards reducing death and injury rates for elderly drivers.

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