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    U.S. D.O.T. says 2010 traffic fatalities lowest they've ever been
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    United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that traffic deaths in 2010 were the lowest they've ever been, falling three percent from 2009's record low. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projections, traffic fatalities fell from 33,808 in 2009 to 32,708 in ...

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    Report: LaHood mulling nationwide ban on all in-car mobile phone use?
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to make our roads a safer place. Distracted driving is arguably his number one issue, and LaHood is waging a concerted campaign to try and curb it. Is he taking things a step too far, though? According to Automotive News, LaHood has now stated that ...

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    NHTSA releases first batch of crash test ratings under new safety standards
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    Click above for safety ratings of all 30 vehicles tested under NHTSA's new crash test rating system
    Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it would be revising its well known five-star crash test rating system for 2011 model year vehicles. This new ...

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    DOT: Booster seat use below where it should be
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    Recaro ProSeries child safety seats – Click above for high-res image gallery
    U.S. Transportation Secretary and friend of Autoblog, Ray LaHood, is sharing new research garnered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The results of the study show that many young children are ...

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    Toyota will pay $16.4M fine, denies wrongdoing
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    Just yesterday, we told you that Toyota was reportedly set to pay the full $16.4 million fine to the U.S. government, so long as the automaker would not be required to admit any wrongdoing. Well, the 'T's have been crossed, the 'I's have been dotted, and the official statements have been ...

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    LaHood launches first federally funded distracted driving crackdown campaigns in CT and NY [w/video]
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    The NHTSA is combatting distracted driving – Click above to watch the video
    Starting on April 8 in Syracuse, NY and April 10 in Hartford, CT, drivers who are caught using a cell phone behind the wheel can expect to get a little more familiar with the local justice system. Transportation ...

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    Report: Transportation Secretary LaHood concerned with influx of in-car technologies
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    Concerned that "gadgets and bells and whistles" are distracting drivers, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is reportedly pushing to keep the technologies out of driver's hands – without going so far as to say he'll try to restrict them. LaHood, who has already campaigned for a ban on ...

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    LaHood: Getting Toyota to recall took "enormous effort," calls automaker "a little safety deaf"
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    Man, when it rains, it absolutely pours. Especially if you're a carmaker called Toyota and are already embroiled in a credibility-killing (and sales-smothering) gas pedal recall plus another for defective floor mats. According to the Detroit Free Press, none other than U.S. Transportation ...

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    REPORT: 90% of Cash for Clunkers claims have been paid
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    Actually, paid or approved. Clunker claims being approved is the last step before dealers get paid. But yes, Cash for Clunkers, the very popular, definitely controversial program that gave consumers between $3,500 and $4,500 for their old, low gas-mileage cars is racing towards it September 30 ...

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