Topic : National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Seat belt usage by motorcoach drivers hits record levels

Motorcoach| November 16, 2017

Since 2007, FMCSA, in collaboration with the NHTSA has conducted the Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey six times. In each survey, safety belt usage by commercial drivers has been shown to be steadily increasing.

SFMTA launches distracted driving campaign

Security and Safety | November 9, 2017

The agency is crowdsourcing data collection to determine how distracted driving impacts the city's communities.

Bus| July 12, 2011

NHTSA: Enforcement deters distracted driving

Two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns. In Syracuse, N.Y., because of high-visibility enforcement, both handheld cell phone use and texting behind the wheel declined by one-third. In Hartford, Conn., there was a 57 percent drop in handheld use and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters.
Accessibility| April 27, 2011

North Dakota bans texting while driving

The new law, effective August 1, will impose a fine of $100 on people caught texting while driving.
Motorcoach| March 30, 2011

Martz equipping all new buses with seat belts

Acting ahead of NHTSA’s proposal requiring seat belts for each passenger in new coaches, the carrier is making shoulder and lap belts part of all its new bus purchases.
Motorcoach| April 22, 2009

NTSB cites driver fatigue in Utah crash

Lack of adequate sleep affected driver’s awareness of his vehicle's excessive speed and lane position on a downhill mountain grade of a rural secondary road.
Bus| March 16, 2009

CVSA chooses safety focus priorities

Eight areas outlined included an increased focus on requiring new entrants to receive training and pass minimum standards, and state-mandated annual bus inspection programs.

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