Through enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments, NHTSA reduces deaths, injuries and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.

Highway Safety Grant Programs

NHTSA provides grants to State governments so States can conduct effective highway safety programs.

Safety Success

24 % Decrease in speeding fatalities in Delaware in 2015.
94 % Seat belt use rate in Illinois in 2015, one of the highest state seat belt use rates.
48 % Decrease in fatalities in rural Massachusetts towns in 2015.

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U.S. Department of Transportation to reexamine civil penalty rate for Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards

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Consumer Advisory: Simple tips before hitting the road this summer

Before you drive off, check out our travel safety tips so you’ll stay safer and maybe prevent the cost of an unexpected repair

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U.S. DOT kicks off 'Click It or Ticket'

Law-enforcement mobilization brings together the power of 10,000 agencies to crack down on unbuckled drivers

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NHTSA Careers & Internships

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Dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety, NHTSA works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.

The agency strives to exceed the expectations of the American public through its core values of Integrity, Service, and Leadership.

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