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USDOT Releases 2016 Fatal Traffic Crash Data

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released fatal traffic crash data for calendar year 2016. According to NHTSA data, which was collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S...

U.S. DOT Launches New Railroad Crossing Safety Ad

$7 million digital, TV and radio campaign targets group at highest risk  

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today launched the “Stop! Trains Can’t” ad targeting young male motorists and encouraging them to act cautiously at railroad...

U.S. DOT Accelerates Replacements of Takata Air Bag Inflators

 

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an amended order today to continue the acceleration of recall repairs for millions of U.S. vehicle owners affected by the Takata air bag inflator recalls. The...

Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches Historic 90 Percent

 

Lives saved estimated at nearly 345,000 since 1975

WASHINGTON – Seat belt use in the United States has reached its highest level since the Federal government began regular national surveys in 1994, according to a study released by the U.S....

NHTSA Sets “Quiet Car” Safety Standard to Protect Pedestrians

New requirement of audible alert will help prevent 2,400 pedestrian injuries a year

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that it is adding a sound requirement for all newly manufactured...

News Digest - NHTSA 29-16

U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration Take Steps to Implement Next Generation 911 Grant Program. The 911 Implementation Coordination Office (ICO) is...