Additional Research Could Help States Strengthen Graduated Driver Licensing Systems
- More drivers texting at wheel despite bans in several states. // Hill;12/12/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 171, p25
The article reports on the survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the U.S. regarding the attitudes of drivers where they texting, surfing the internet, and emailing while driving on highways.
- THE IDEA OF GRADUATED LICENSES. Teigen, Anne // State Legislatures;May2007, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p16
The article offers information on a graduated driver's license. The idea of a graduated driver's license was born when a North Carolina study in the early 1970s found that young drivers, especially at night, were statistically more likely to be involved in fatal crashes. From that research,...
- Highway Safety: Improved Monitoring and Oversight of Traffic Safety Data Program Are Needed: GAO-05-24. Siggerud, Katherine // GAO Reports;11/4/2004, p1
Auto crashes kill or injure millions of people each year. Information about where and why such crashes occur is important in reducing this toll, both for identifying particular hazards and for planning safety efforts at the state and federal levels. Differences in the quality of state traffic...
- TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAMS: Progress, States' Challenges, and Issues for Reauthorization. // GAO Reports;7/16/2008, p1
The article presents the study, conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which examines the traffic safety programs of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It highlights the efforts made by the NHTSA to administer and oversee the traffic safety grant...
- No-Text Zone. Cole, Bill // Waste Age Exclusive Insight;1/ 6/2011, p17
The article focuses on the activist position taken by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other organizations to address the problem of texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. The driver distractions were divided by NHTSA into three main categories, visual,...
- Attack of the killer air bags. // Men's Health (10544836);Oct97, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p45
Reports on the decision of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to allow people to deactivate air bags to alleviate incidence of air bag deaths. Recommended alternative safety device; Proper use of air bags; Information hotline.
- Amendments to Highway Safety Program Guidelines. Michael, Jeff // Federal Register;6/20/2012, Vol. 77 Issue 119, p37093
The article presents information that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation is soliciting comments on its proposal to amend guidelines related to the state highway safety programs including motor vehicle inspection, registration...
- Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices. Strickland, David L. // Federal Register;3/2/2012, Vol. 77 Issue 42, p12907
The article offers information on three meetings of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on distraction of drivers by the use of electronic devices in motor vehicles and to be held in Washington D.C., Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles during March 2012.
- OPPOSITE LOCK. Wilson, Kevin A. // AutoWeek;9/7/2009, Vol. 59 Issue 18, p17
The article reports on the graduated driver licensing (GDL) in the U.S. Concern is expressed about the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) new guidelines, which suggest GDL be expanded from what, in most states, is a two-phase system to one with a third phase. It also...