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NHTSA enhances transparency of whistleblower program
NHTSA is making it easier for any employee or contractor of a motor vehicle manufacturer, part supplier, or dealership to provide whistleblower information to the agency.
Fatality data show increased traffic fatalities during pandemic
This preliminary release includes estimates of crash fatalities in 2020 involving motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, and people walking and biking. Risky driving behaviors including failure to wear a seat belt, speeding, and drinking while driving are identified as contributing factors.
NHTSA launches summer driving safety tips to keep travelers safe on the roads
As families make summer travel plans, we recommend reviewing safe driving tips prior to hitting the road.
NHTSA launches influencer campaign to educate drivers on safety features
A new series of safety videos featuring Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained demonstrates for the public the potential lifesaving benefits of several advanced driver assistance systems available in many new vehicles.