NHTSA Tackles New Driver Safety Issues While Transportation Secretary Foxx Defends HOS Rule

Rearview cameras enable drivers to overcome blind spot dangers in vehicles.
Rearview cameras enable drivers to overcome blind spot dangers in vehicles.

Rearview cameras see past blind spot dangers in vehicles.

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NHTSA Recommends Rear-View Cameras, Consumer Groups Sue to Mandate Them

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is adding rear-view video systems to its list of recommended features under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Proposed as a mandate in December 2010 based on the 2008 Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act passed by Congress, NHTSA will recognize vehicles that have a rear-view video system as part of its NCAP program.

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Foxx Defends Hours Rule From House Criticism

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx sent Wednesday, Sept. 18, to 51 House members a response letter defending the current hours of service rule and saying it is the result of years of research into driver fatigue and safety and analysis of comments from the public.

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UK Van Drivers Admit Being More Careful Driving Personal Vehicles

According to a new study, more than a third (39 percent) of UK van drivers have admitted to driving more carefully when operating their personal vehicles.  The research, conducted among light commercial vehicle (LCV) drivers by TomTom, found 67 percent of those who said they were more careful did so to save money on fuel and vehicle wear and tear and 29 percent because of the absence of working time pressures.

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