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Consumer Advisory: NHTSA’s tips for driving in winter weather

Whether it’s snow, sleet or ice, winter weather can cause extremely dangerous road conditions. To help travelers stay safe, NHTSA reminds travelers to take safety precautions before heading out.

Consumer Alert: NHTSA encourages you to report your vehicle’s safety issues

We encourage you to report any issue with your vehicle that you think could be a safety defect.

NHTSA makes its first ever whistleblower award

NHTSA will give more than $24 million to a whistleblower in connection with information provided to NHTSA related to Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) and Kia Motors America (Kia).

NHTSA hosts virtual press event to focus on Native American traffic safety

Nationally, Native Americans experience higher death rates from traffic crashes than any other race or ethnic group.

USDOT releases new data showing that road fatalities spiked in first half of 2021

Secretary Buttigieg calls rising traffic deaths a crisis and calls for cooperation among all levels of government, industry, and advocacy to change course.

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