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DOT Sec. Foxx and NHTSA Acting Administrator Friedman urge parents, public to help stop kids dying in hot cars

Help us stop deaths
of kids in hot cars

With 17 deaths already this year, DOT Sec. Foxx urged parents and the public to better protect children because these deaths are "100 percent avoidable." >> Go to to learn more about what you can do

NHTSA Statement on Takata Air Bag Inflators:   "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received notification from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota that they are conducting limited regional recalls to address a possible safety defect involving Takata brand air bag inflators. Today’s action is influenced by a NHTSA investigation into six reports of air bag inflator ruptures, all of which occurred in Florida and Puerto Rico. Based on the limited data available at this time, NHTSA supports efforts by automakers to address the immediate risk in areas that have consistently hot, humid conditions over extended periods of time. Consumers impacted by the recalls should have their vehicles serviced promptly once they receive notification from their vehicle manufacturer. NHTSA remains in close communication with the supplier and automakers to gather additional data and will take appropriate action based on our findings.” Details

Motorcyclists: Your choices can greatly affect your safety

Motorcyclists' choices are critical to their safety

June 16: In 2012 motorcycles made up just 3 percent of registered vehicles in the U.S., but motorcyclists accounted for 15% of all traffic fatalities. Learn more in our Motorcycle Safety 1nNum3ers.

NHTSA study shows crashes have $871 billion impact on U.S. citizens

Crashes have $871 billion impact on U.S. citizens

NHTSA study shows this includes $277 billion in economic costs – nearly $900 for each person living in the U.S. based on calendar year 2010 data— and $594 billion in harm from loss of life and pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries. Read More  

NHTSA Summer Driving Tips reminds to never leave kids in hot cars

Summer Driving Tips urge prevention and planning

The summer vacation season is in full swing with schools no longer in session. NHTSA's tips remind drivers to take precautions before and while driving on vacations or extended road trips. Read More  

Be TireWise: Tire buying and maintenance tips

NHTSA's TireWise site gives advice on choosing and caring for tires

Education campaign provides consumers and retailers essential information and advice covering the entire life of the tire. Read More  

Get Recall Alerts Via Free Mobile App Or By Email

Get recall alerts via free mobile app or by email

Download our free mobile app for Android devices or for Apple devices to receive more than recall alerts. You can file complaints and look up our 5-Star Safety Ratings. Or, you can subscribe for email alerts for up to 5 vehicles.