In August, NHTSA adopted numerous amendments to its recall and early warning reporting (EWR) regulations. (See 78 Federal Register 51382 (Aug. 20, 2013)). Several of these amendments – which impact all vehicle and equipment...more
Every car that rolls off an assembly line is supposed to have met federal safety regulations and standards. Unfortunately, not all badly designed systems or defective components are identified in time, and car manufacturers...more
As reported by the New York Times and Forbes, airbag supplier Takata Corp. announced to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) that some of its products had the possibility of malfunctioning. ...more
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and...more
On May 30, 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) introduced its long awaited policy statement on driverless car technology. According to NHTSA, driverless car technology has “captured the nation’s...more
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified and engaged distracted driving as a serious threat to motorists in America. In June of last year, NHTSA released a Blueprint for Ending Distracted...more
If a pedestrian in Oklahoma is struck by a vehicle while walking outside of the crosswalk, he or she is not barred from filing a lawsuit to receive compensation for injuries that occurred as a result....more
Distracted drivers endanger not only themselves, but also occupants of other vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk. With the rising popularity of smartphones, the problem only continues to get worse....more
Coinciding with a previous blog. In addition to the Chrysler Fire Probe NHTSA has ordered that a recall of the Jeep Liberty now cover 35,000 SUVs produced between July 2003 and June 2007. The recall is due to excessive...more
Car air bags can spare a life or save a driver or passenger from serious injury. But what happens if the airbag itself is dangerous? Research in recent years led to new advisories for car owners about the proper positioning...more
Codie Ray Barlow, a twenty-year-old Floridian, struck a mailbox with his motorcycle on New Year’s Day and was thrown to his death. Mr. Barlow was not wearing a helmet.
The helmet could have saved his life.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of automobile accidents in the United States. Emerging as a fundamental factor in driver error, attention to the road decreases as ownership of mobile communication devices soars. In...more
The $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package is currently being debated in the House. Monday night, the Rules Committee approved 13 amendments for floor consideration. After neglecting to schedule a vote on an aid...more
In This Issue:
Senate Vote on FCC Commissioners; FCC Approves TV Channel Sharing as a Precursor to Incentive Auctions; FCC to Hold Channel Sharing Workshop; Walden and Eshoo Announce Creation of Bipartisan Federal...more