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The Latest

Comprehensive actions to increase underride protection on truck trailers and prevent deadly crashes announced

NHTSA issues final rule for rear underride protection, announces advisory committee on underride protection, and enacts critical safety mandates in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

NHTSA improves child safety seat testing standards

Final rule on side impact protection establishes requirement for first-of-its-kind side impact test.

NHTSA releases initial data on safety performance of advanced vehicle technologies

Data provide an important window into the operations of ADAS and ADS and will help inform NHTSA’s efforts to assess and advance safety. 

Consumer Alert: Goodyear issues recall for select tires used on RVs

Goodyear is recalling more than 170,000 tires that were produced between 1996 and 2003 and sold for use on trucks and recreational vehicles.

Summer driving tips

A little planning and some safety checks might spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown — or worse, a highway crash.

Newly released estimates show traffic fatalities reached a 16-year high in 2021

In response to this crisis, earlier this year USDOT unveiled the National Roadway Safety Strategy that is now getting resources from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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