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NHTSA Sets New 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan and Guidelines for Older Drivers, Passengers
Strategic plan will serve as a roadmap to ensure safety of nation's growing population of older drivers and passengers. Since 2003, the number of older adults (65 and older) has increased by 20% and licensed older drivers increased by 21% percent -- to 35 million in 2012. Details | SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS on Older Drivers | SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS Archive
NHTSA Will Require Seat Belts on Motorcoaches
The final rule requires lap and shoulder seat belts for each passenger and driver seat on new motorcoaches and other large buses. This will enhance the safety of these vehicles by significantly reducing the risk of fatalities and serious injuries in frontal crashes and the risk of occupant ejection in rollovers. Read More
NHTSA Unveils '5 to Drive' Teen Driving Safety Campaign
Campaign challenges parents to discuss five critical driving practices with teenage drivers that can have the greatest beneficial impacts in the event of a crash. Details in National Teen Driver Safety Week News Release.
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NHTSA Data Confirms Traffic Fatalities Increased In 2012
But highway deaths over the past 5 years remain at historic lows. The majority of the increase in deaths, 72 percent, occurred in the first quarter of 2012 and most of those involved were motorcyclists and pedestrians. Read More
NHTSA to Provide Free VIN Searches to Help Consumers Check for Uncompleted Recalls
August 14: Plan will require automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide consumers with a free online tool that will enable them to search recall information by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) starting next year. Read More
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