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NHTSA 5 to Drive

NHTSA announces ‘5 to Drive’ teen safety initiative

Did you know? Motor vehicle crashes are the number-one cause of teen deaths between the ages of 14 and 18. NHTSA, whose priority remains “saving lives”, has launched a new program to address teen driving safety. The “5 to Drive” campaign aims to encourage parents of teen drivers are soon-to-be-new drivers to talk to their […]

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NHTSA Administrator David Strickland speaks to a group of journalists and auto manufacturer representatives at the August WAPA luncheon.

NHTSA Administrator Strickland Speaks to WAPA Members

The Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) hosted David Strickland, the 14th Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for an update from the agency. At a luncheon held in the National Press Club, Strickland addressed a group of about 40 journalists and auto manufacturing representatives. The event came on the heels of an […]

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Industry Pulse: NHTSA Administrator optimistic on distracted driving laws’ future impact

Editor’s note:  For the third year in a row, I have had the pleasure of interviewing NHTSA Administrator David Strickland following National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This has become my favorite exclusive interview to conduct. This time, the Administrator and I chatted about how the distracted driving landscape has transformed in four years. Changing driver […]

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DOT, NHTSA announce distracted driver guidelines for automakers

Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released visual-manual distraction guidelines for automobile manufacturers to limit drivers’ distraction risk connected to electronic devices already built into their vehicles, including original-equipment communication, entertainment and navigation features in the car’s center stack. “Distracted driving is a deadly epidemic that has devastating consequences on our nation’s roadways,” said Secretary LaHood […]

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Source: NHTSA Research Notes on Driver Electronic Device Use in 2011; April  2013

New data from NHTSA shows distracted driving on the rise

In 2011, I began the distracted driving conversation here as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness month. At that time, President Obama had signed an executive order on the matter and 31 states, including D.C. and Guam, had introduced legislation or adopted laws on distracted driving. So what has changed in that time? Today, 39 […]

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Teens reminded how to drive safely this week

We are in the middle of National Teen Driver Safety Week, an effort the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched on October 14 to educate parents and teenagers about young driver injuries and deaths on our roads. NHTSA’s website dedicated to teen driving says that the leading cause, or 35 percent, of adolescent deaths […]

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Industry Pulse: NHTSA’s Strickland says distracted driving comes down to personal responsibility

Nearly one year following our first exclusive interview with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) David Strickland, Be Car Chic again discussed the state of distracted driving with the agency’s Administrator. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and NHTSA Administrator David Strickland are continuing their fight against distracted driving. The duo has been on […]

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NTSB and shifting the distraction-free mindset

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent federal agency responsible for investigating and determining the cause of transportation accidents across the country, released this week its recommendation to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “ban the nonemergency use of all portable electronic devices for all drivers in the United States.” The […]

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Industry Pulse: Airbiquity’s Leo McCloskey on Connected Cars, Safe Driving

Telematics company, Airbiquity, is on a mission to merge cars and their drivers with the mobile technology world. In an exclusive interview with Leo McCloskey, who serves as vice president of marketing for the mobile resource management firm, Be Car Chic learned how Airbiquity provides networked-services for the automotive industry and plans to use technology to combat […]

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Industry Pulse: NHTSA Administrator David Strickland talks distracted driving

In an exclusive interview with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) David Strickland, who serves as the agency’s Administrator, Be Car Chic asked about distracted driving and the agency’s combined efforts with the Department of Transportation (DoT) to curb this bad behavior. Administrator David Strickland has been championing safer, distraction-free driving since the beginning […]

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#DFF: Laws could shape drivers’behind-the-wheel behavior

This post is part of a campaign to prevent distracted driving headed by Be Car Chic and Beltrán About Cars. Please read our launch post from April 29th, then join us here, on Facebook and Twitter (@BeCarChic and @Cars_blog) to take the Distraction Free Fridays (#DFF) pledge. The following post was written by Melanie Batenchuk and focuses on how […]

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