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August 2015 Archives

Focus on safety office within NHTSA: found wanting

Given troubling testimony from a top government transportation official last year concerning the performance of a federal office tasked with collecting, reviewing and acting upon vehicle-related safety complaints, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx directed further action. Specifically, he asked that official -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III -- to take a microscopic look at the NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigations and report back.

California DMV's safety tips for bicycle riders

Bicyclists know that they must be on the alert whenever they are on the road. Reckless, negligent or aggressive motorists can come from any direction. Even parked cars are not safe; an inattentive person might swing their door wide open, right in a bike’s path, instead of looking first.