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Safe Communities

NHTSA assists injury prevention and control coalitions in communities nationwide to help promote traffic safety initiatives at the local level.

There are more than 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries yearly due to vehicle crashes off public highways.
Driving Safely is Living Safely

Safety is NHTSA’s number one priority. Our mission is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on our nation’s roadways by getting drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to change their behaviors once they get behind the wheel or on the streets. High-visibility campaigns, supported by state and national advertising help us achieve our mission.

WinterSafety Tips
Safe Winter Driving. Get your car serviced now. No one wants to break down in any season, but especially not in cold or snowy winter weather. Start the season off right by ensuring your vehicle is in optimal condition. Here's howarrow

Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe! is a new child transportation safety campaign from NHTSA and Ludorum, the producers of the Chuggington™ television series. The campaign provides you tools to help your child walk and ride more safely. Click HERE for more information.

Safety Campaigns 

Driving Safety is Thinking Safely 

  • National Seat Check Saturday
    Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?
    Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.
  • Passenger Van Safety
    Passenger Van Safety
    Passenger vans handle very differently from smaller passenger vehicles because they are typically longer, higher, and wider. They have a higher risk of crashes and rollovers if not properly driven and maintained.
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    Keeping Kids Safe In & Around the Car
    You’ve done research on keeping your child safe in the car, and on the road. But did you know there are other dangers in and around your vehicle that could seriously harm or even kill your child? We’ve identified six common dangers that even the most careful parents can overlook, and some tips on how to avoid them.
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    Disabled Drivers and Passengers  
    NHTSA is the federal government agency with the authority to regulate the manufacture of automotive adaptive equipment and modified vehicles used by persons with disabilities.

Child Seat Inspection Station Locator

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Office of Emergency Medical Services 


The mission of the NHTSA OEMS is to reduce death and disability by providing leadership and coordination to the EMS community in assessing, planning, developing, and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical services and 9-1-1 systems