77 Blog Posts From the NHTSA Tag


A Legal First: Charged with Sleeping while Driving Driverless: NMA E-Newsletter #632

A Legal First: Charged with Sleeping while Driving Driverless: NMA E-Newsletter #632

In July 2020, a Canadian man was charged with dangerous driving and speeding in Alberta for allegedly sleeping in a self-piloted Tesla between Edmonton and Calgary. In the December 11th court trial, witnesses claimed that the driver Leran Cai and his passenger were asleep with their seats fully reclined, traveling 150 km/h (93 mph). His next […]

Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins

Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in April 2018 as NMA E-Newsletter #481. If you would like to receive the weekly one-topic NMA Newsletter, subscribe today! Have we become a nation of cellphone zombies? Many experts believe that the increase in distracted driving, in particular using a cellphone to text while driving, has been a […]

The Trouble with Exploding Sunroofs

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The Trouble with Exploding Sunroofs

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA E-Newsletter #479 in March 2018. If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, register here. Update: Several lawsuits have been filed since this post first appeared. Check out some headline updates at the end of this piece. Unfortunately, the trouble with sunroofs continues. As sunroofs become […]

So, Who IS Responsible in a Driverless Car Accident?

So, Who IS Responsible in a Driverless Car Accident?

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #617 from November 2020.  If you would like to receive the weekly NMA E-Newsletter, subscribe today. For years, an ongoing debate has been raging in the media about who would be responsible when a driverless vehicle injured or killed another road user. Perhaps, we will […]

US Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate

US Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate

By Chad Dornsife NMA Nevada Activist, Executive Director of Best Highway Safety Practices Institute Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA E-Newsletter #542 from June 2019. The information is still pertinent. If you would like to receive the weekly NMA E-Newsletter, join today!  Our Founding Fathers knew that the regulation of our nation’s transportation […]

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