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Focus on Safety: Cool tips for safe summer trips

Prevention and planning take time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown — or a crash — down the road.

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NHTSA Summer Driving Tips

Cruising through automotive history from 1878-2016

Learn about some of the great accomplishments and safety advancements of the automobile using NHTSA's interactive timeline.

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NHTSA interactive timeline of automotive history

NHTSA kicks off 'Click It or Ticket' national campaign

May 12: From 2010 to 2014, seat belts saved an estimated 63,000 lives.

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NHTSA launches 2016 'Click It or Ticket' safety campaign

NHTSA expands, accelerates Takata inflator recall

May 4: Phased-in recall adds 35-40 million inflators through 2019.

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Takata air bag inflator recalls

Takata air bags repaired: More than 8.1 million

Through April 22, a total of 8,168,860 defective Takata driver and passenger air bags have been repaired, and the pace of repairs continues to accelerate.

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Takata air bag inflator recall completion rates - 04222016

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Takata Recalls

May 4: Expansion of recalls will phase in another 35-40 million inflators through 2019. Sign up for Recall Alerts to be notified when you can search for vehicles affected by this recall.
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May 4: Dr. Mark R. Rosekind on expanding and accelerating Takata recalls with phase-in of another 35-40 million inflators through 2019

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