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February 2016 Archives

NHTSA takes action after highway death increase

Motorists in Connecticut may be pleased to learn that in February 2016, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration stated its intention to fight factors that contributed to highway fatalities with increased vigor. According to reports, the agency plans to implement regional summits with the hopes of determining what kinds of human conduct might cause unsafe road conditions.

New study reveals increase in highway fatalities for 2015

Following years of steadily decreasing traffic-related deaths in Connecticut and across the country, the numbers were up by nearly 10 percent during the first nine months of 2015, according to a report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Failing to wear seat belts and drunk driving were some of the factors leading to the increased rates.

NHTSA says computer can be driver in self-driving car

Connecticut drivers will still have to wait some time before they see driverless cars on the roads, but based on a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Google, at least of the obstacles will be removed. The NHTSA has said that the software system driving the car can be considered the driver for the purposes of federal law.