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NHTSA Kicks Off 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Holiday Crackdown

December 13: NHTSA also released new 2011 state-by-state drunk driving statistics showing that in 2011, 9,878 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, including 395 during the second half of December alone. Read More

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NHTSA Alerting Consumers to Dangers of Counterfeit Air Bags

October 10: Problem involves sale of counterfeit air bags for use as replacement parts in vehicles that have been involved in a crash. Read More  

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DOT and Safe Kids Kick Off Child Passenger Safety Week

September 17: Parents and caregivers reminded to properly use and install child safety seats. NHTSA survey shows parents are making 5 significant mistakes when using car seats and booster seats. Read More


Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5-mpg Fuel Standards (August 28)

Combined with previous standards by Administration, nearly doubles fuel efficiency of those vehicles compared to new vehicles now on roads. Consumer savings by 2025 comparable to lowering gas by $1 a gallon. Read More

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NHTSA Offers Tips for Safe Travel in 15-Passenger Vans

March 22: NHTSA is urging colleges, church groups, and other users of 15-passenger vans to take specific steps to keep drivers and passengers safe — including buckling up every trip, every time. Read More  

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Don't Miss Recall Notices on Your Vehicle. Sign Up for Email Alerts.

NHTSA has made it easier and faster to receive important email alerts on recalls for your vehicles. Additionally, you can also sign up for alerts on recalls for child seats and tires. Read More


New Guide Provides Car-Buying Advice Focused on Safety

Because buying a vehicle should be more than just about cup-holders, horsepower and gadgets, NHTSA releases the "Purchasing with Safety in Mind" brochure to help shoppers make smarter choices. Read More  

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