Issues

Safety experts push NHTSA for standards to ensure Automatic Emergency Brakes work at night

September 20, 2022

By Lisa Fletcher, Andrea Nejman, and Alex BrauerSeptember 19, 2022 This month, Spotlight on America exposed a crucial flaw with a modern crash avoidance technology: Automatic Emergency Braking systems, or AEBs, often fail to work effectively in the dark. That’s when about three quarters of deadly crashes involving pedestrians happen. The issue has raised concern among auto…

US traffic deaths fall slightly in Q2 but remain high

September 19, 2022

By Tom Krisher and Hope Yen, Associated PressSeptember 19, 2022 The number of people killed on U.S. roadways fell slightly from April through June, the first decline in two years as roads became more congested as the pandemic eased. But the government says the number of deaths remains at a crisis level. Estimates from the…

Center for Auto Safety Names Michael Brooks as Executive Director

September 16, 2022

September 15, 2022 Contact: Nicole Guilfoyle(202) 328-7700 [email protected] Center for Auto Safety Names Michael Brooks as Executive Director Washington D.C. – The Board of Directors for the Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading non-profit membership organization providing consumers an independent voice on vehicle safety, today announced the appointment of Michael Brooks as its new…

New Center for Auto Safety director to continue focus on collision repair issues

September 16, 2022

By Lurah LowerySeptember 16, 2022 The Center for Auto Safety has named longtime staffer, Michael Brooks, as its new executive director who told Repairer Driven News that he and the center staff will “continue to focus on several issues impacting the collision repair sector.” Brooks began his career at the Center in September 2000. During…

‘I’m furious’: Consumer claims vehicle recall service not enough to keep family safe

September 14, 2022

By Jeff Deal, WFTV.comSeptember 14, 2022 ORLANDO, Fla. — Recent safety recalls involving Kias and Hyundais add to a long list of warnings Action 9 has seen over the past decade about certain models catching fire. Consumer reporter Jeff Deal spoke with a family that fears putting their loved ones in their Hyundai, claiming the…

Texas Family Warns of Driveway and Blind Zone Dangers

September 14, 2022

By Diana ZogaSeptember 13, 2022 The NBC 5 Responds team is shedding light on a blind zone in front of many popular vehicles. A Texas mom said it lead to devastating consequences for her family. Spunky, sweet and sassy is how Jenesee Beaudoin describes her two-year-old daughter, Briley Kaye Beaudoin. “She was very much not…

Georgians driving 2 popular SUV models could see their cars go up in flames

August 24, 2022

By WSBTV.com News StaffAugust 24, 2022 The Department of Transportation says two popular SUV models may pose a fire risk. This is just the latest, in a series of Channel 2 Action News investigations into auto fire risks. Channel 2′s Sophia Choi learned what you should do to protect yourself. Park your car outside, and away from your…

Response on Proposed Rulemaking for Event Data Recorders

August 23, 2022

August 22, 2022 CAS agrees with the need to update 49 CFR Part 563 to record additional precrash data, as required by the FAST Act. The current recording time and frequency limitations have long been in need of improvement. However, the proposed update as described in the NPRM will not provide NHTSA with the full…

The sobering reality: We must get off this road of destruction

August 18, 2022

By Beverly BeckhamAugust 17, 2022 It’s easy to dismiss statistics. Statistics are numbers. Not people. But the numbers are jaw dropping. An estimated 42,915 people around the country died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s nearly 43,000 ordinary people driving to work or home, to school, to…

The car crash crisis

August 11, 2022

By Catherine GarciaAugust 11, 2022 In 2021, an estimated 42,915 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States — a 10.5 percent increase from 2020. Already this year, there have been thousands of traffic accident fatalities, including a nearly 1-year-old boy who was killed last week in Los Angeles when a speeding car slammed into…