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NHTSA's 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Holiday Crackdown Begins

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Holiday Crackdown Begins


Over the past decade, almost two of every five (41%) deaths that occur around the New Year's holiday and the Christmas holiday (37%) were alcohol-impaired, compared to 31% nationally over the past ten years. During last year's holiday season alone, 830 lives were lost in drunk driving crashes. News Release | Safety 1n Num3ers newsletter on drunk driving


NHTSA Finds Nearly Half of All Drivers Believe Speeding is a Problem

NHTSA Finds Nearly Half of All Drivers Believe Speeding is a Problem


Survey also shows 1 in 5 drivers admit "I try to get where I am going as fast as I can." Speeding-related deaths nationwide account for nearly a third of all traffic fatalities each year, taking close to 10,000 lives. Read More  


NHTSA Announces New 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan and Guidelines for Older Drivers

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 Announces Final Rule Requiring Seat Belts on Motorcoaches

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  


Safety in numbers on Teen Driving

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

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

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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