National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Wire for safety

A new generation of electronic safety controls can prevent accidents and reduce liability concerns.

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Louisiana beefs up ban on texting while driving

This law strengthens Louisiana’s 2008 texting ban, which allowed police to ticket drivers caught using their phones only if they were stopped for another offense.

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Agency to analyze impact of heavy truck emissions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for more fuel-efficient trucks.

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Kansas enacts seatbelt law

The new law makes Kansas eligible to receive $11 million in federal incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Georgia to ban texting

The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.

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Obama orders heavy-truck fuel economy standards

The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.

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Wisconsin to ban texting

Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.

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Michigan begins texting ban

Texting while driving is a secondary offense that allows law enforcement officials to ticket drivers if they are pulled over for another offense.

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Iowa bans texting while driving

Iowa became the 21st state to ban texting April 2 when Gov. Chet Culver signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in the state.

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LogBook

The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.

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