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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Living on the Edge: Why is Intexticated Driving the Thing In Texas?

    Drivers in Texas who tempt fate by texting and driving are likely to be non-white and educated. At least that's what the data from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute bears out. The study, released today and reported on by the Texas Tribune, surveyed 3,000 drivers and showed that nearly half of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Houston: Only Two U.S. Cities Have More Dangerous Drivers

    As you head out for your commute, keep this cheery thought in mind: You are about to hand your life over to some of the most dangerous people around: other Houstonian drivers. Space City drivers are the third-most dangerous in the nation, according to another one of those pseudoscientific studies b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Toyota's Unintended Acceleration Problems Not Caused by Electronics, Feds Say

    ​The problem some Toyota drivers have had with unintended acceleration of their vehicles -- a problem we first wrote about last April -- is not caused by any electronic flaws in the cars, a lengthy federal study has determined. The lengthy federal study could not determine, however, just what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Giving Pledge: How Three Houston Billionaires Should Help

    Houston billionaires haven't joined Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge. Yet. ​One of the big stories this week is Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, where the super-billionaires have promised to donate half their money to charity. Even better, they've convinced 38 other ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    "Safety Deaf" Toyota to Pay Record Fine

    ​Toyota announced today that it would pay the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration $16 million to settle allegations that it kept quiet about safety defects on its cars. The penalty is the largest that the federal government has collected from a car company."Toyota could have contested t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Los Angeles Times Takes On Toyota's Acceleration Problems

    ​The Los Angeles Times published a lengthy story this weekend about unintended acceleration in Toyotas, something the Houston Press and Hair Balls have written about from time to time, starting with a cover story in April.The Times wrote the story in response to a highly publicized crash this summ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Feds Not So Sure About Toyota's Claims That Floor Mats Are The Problem With Priuses

    ​The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statement yesterday indicating that problems of unintended acceleration in Toyotas might be caused by something more than faulty floor mats. The statement from the federal agency was a response to Toyota's claims, released on Tuesday, ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders

    In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Wild Rides

    Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.

  • Culture

    January 17, 2008
  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Thrilled to Death

    Riders may get more than they bargained for when they head to amusement parks this summer

  • Culture

    May 9, 2002

    Car Culture

    An anonymous art collective asks what you would risk for your automobile

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Rubber Fetish

    Glory days for KHOU and Anna Werner

  • Dining

    September 23, 1999

    Dish

    Quantifying Happy Hour

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