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Traffic fatalities at their highest since 2007

Fatal accidents up 5.6 percent, but distracted driving is actually down.

Surprisingly, there is some good news.

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US traffic fatalities rise 10 percent in 2016

The figure will most likely increase in the second half of the year.

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Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles through June, or 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto

US drivers broke the all-time driving mileage record in the first half of 2016.

Naturally, more miles driven also means more roadwork is needed.

World's largest hydrogen station coming to San Francisco

If You're Going To San Francisco, Be Sure To Drive Your Fuel-Cell Car

US DOT may build the world's largest hydrogen refueling station in the City by the Bay.

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Department of Transportation extends GM supervision for another year

The US Department of Transportation has decided to extend its regulatory supervision over General Motors for an additional year. The government agency believes that the oversight is a proactive way to address possible safety defects.

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NHTSA questions FCA's reaction to recalls, will hold public hearing

NHTSA and the US Department of Transportation are holding a public hearing on July 2 into FCA US' response to 20 recalls from between 2013 and 2015. The Feds are also requiring the automaker to submit detailed documents about each of these campaigns by June 1.

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US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old

The US government says drivers traveled 3.02 trillion miles last year, the second-highest tally since it started keeping track in 1939, behind only 2007. Drivers' ages are also setting records, with 44.1 percent of US drivers over the age of 50.

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US car buying habits could change upcoming CAFE rethink

CAFE Standards Get Harder To Reach As Gas Prices Fall

The US federal government might think about loosening the CAFE fuel-efficiency requirements for 2025.

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Driving in US hits highest level since 2007

Vehicles Miles Traveled In 2014 Were Likely Even Higher

US vehicles covered almost 3 trillion collective miles in 2013, the fifth-highest since records started being tracked in 1936.

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NHTSA demands national recall of Takata airbags

The justification behind limiting the Takata airbag recall only to certain high humidity areas in the US always seemed somewhat dubious. The US Department of Transportation apparently agrees because in a detailed statement posted on the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the feds are requesting n

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DOT sued over legality of digital billboards [w/poll]

Tired of seeing those bright, digital billboards on the side of the road while driving (especially at night)? Well so is a group called Scenic America that recently filed a lawsuit in an attempt to get the Federal Highway Administration to reverse a 2007 ruling that allowed these billboards to pop up along US roadways since. The advantage of digital billboards is that companies can sell multiple advertisements that change

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Move to mandate rearview cameras could boost car prices by $200

It looks like we don't have much longer to wait to find out if rearview cameras will become the next safety device to become standard on new cars. Ray LaHood and the US Department of Transportation could put this legislation to the vote by the end of the month to require all new vehicles in 2014 to be equipped with cameras in an effort to make cars safer. Jeffrey N. Ross

Fed proposes new fuel economy standard: 54.5 mpg by 2025

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency and the White House have announced new fuel economy standards for model year 2017-2025 vehicles that will require cars and light trucks to yield a combined 54.5 mpg, as was proposed back in July.