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NHTSA may reinstate boost in automaker fines for not meeting emissions rules

To improve the fuel economy of all cars and light trucks in the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) formed the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards after the oil crisis back in the 1970s. To keep automakers in check, CAFE introduces penalties to achieve their goals. As the market moves towards

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US traffic deaths up 7% last year, highest number since 2007

U.S. traffic deaths rose 7% last year, the biggest increase in 13 years even though people drove fewer miles due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government’s road safety agency reported Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration blamed the increase on drivers taking more risks on less-congested roads by speeding, failing to wear seat belts,

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Hyundai, Kia fined for delaying US engine failure recalls

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalties on Friday. They resolve a three-year government probe into the companies’ behavior involving recalls of multiple models dating

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