WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a proposed rule that the department said will improve the safe transfer of hazardous materials to and from rail cargo and highway cargo trucks.
March 16, 2011
WASHINGTON - A 10-month study by the U.S. DOT did not find any electronic system flaws to be the cause of the unintended acceleration problem reported to affect Toyota vehicles.
February 8, 2011
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed into law this week the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology.
January 7, 2011
WASHINGTON - A new regulation designed to prevent drivers from backing over pedestrians may require all new vehicles to be equipped with rear-mounted video camera and in-vehicle displays by 2014.
December 3, 2010
VIENNA, VA - The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the launch of "Drive Safely Work Week 2010: Focus... Safe Driving is Serious Business," Oct. 4-8.
July 28, 2010
WASHINGTON - Connecticut and New York drivers caught texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone will be pulled over and ticketed in the latest "Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other" distracted driving campaign.
April 9, 2010
WASHINGTON - Effective Jan. 26, all drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses are prohibited from texting while driving, with a civil or criminal penalty up to $2,750.
January 28, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced a new rule June 30 aimed at making it more difficult for commercial transportation workers to cheat on their required drug tests.
July 2, 2008