19 Alerts From the NHTSA Tag


Petition to Ban Blinding Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights

Dear NMA Members, This online petition has been set up to lobby the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its parent organization, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Congress to “ ban all blue-light technologies on vehicles and to keep tail-lights, brake-lights and turn signals to a maximum brightness no greater than that allowed for […]

Regulators Want to Know if Cameras Should Replace Car Mirrors: Deadline for Comments—December 9, 2019

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks public and industry input on whether future light and heavy vehicles should have camera monitoring systems to replace rear- and side-view mirrors. In 2014, Tesla Inc. and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers petitioned the NHTSA to allow cameras in lieu of traditional mirrors. They cited that replacing […]

An Appropriate Balance for Whom?: NMA E-Newsletter #552

Eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced House Bill 3663 in mid-July. The proposed piece of legislation is titled, “Complete Streets Act of 2019.” It is no less than a mandate that all states implement policies to address “critical gaps in pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit infrastructure.” The Complete Streets protocol would prioritize […]

U.S. Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate: NMA E-Newsletter #542

By Chad Dornsife NMA Nevada Activist, Executive Director of Best Highway Safety Practices Institute Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of what Chad half-jokingly refers to as his manifesto, written nearly ten years ago from a federalist point of view. This installment details the development of traffic laws in the United States and the origins […]

The IIHS: When a New Study is Not New and Not a Study—NMA E-Newsletter #535

By Gary Biller, NMA President  Every two or three years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) splashes the media with a recycled report of how many deaths have occurred due to raised speed limits. And reporters dutifully echo it as gospel because sensational headlines like, “Speed limit increases are tied to 37,000 deaths over […]

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