The Briefing Room

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Briefing Room provides the latest news and information on agency announcements and events. All media inquiries and interview requests should be directed to the Office of Public Affairs at 202-366-9550 or NHTSAMedia@dot.gov.
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$3 Million Public Safety Campaign to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Hot Cars Underway

On National Heatstroke Awareness Day, July 1, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the launch of a $3 million public safety campaign to combat child vehicular heatstroke deaths across the country. A recording of the event and a roundtable, and other press material are available on our FTP site.

Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Offers Summer Safety Road Tips

As the nation begins to re-open, drivers should remember to avoid distractions, stay sober, always wear a seat belt, and make sure that children are in the correct car seat or booster seat.

First Participants in New Automated Vehicle Initiative Announced

Nine companies and eight states that have signed on as the first participants in a new initiative to improve the safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems, the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative.  

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