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Estimated Traffic Fatalities Continued to Decline in the First Half of 2023

NHTSA estimates 19,515 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, representing a decrease of about 3.3% as compared to 20,190 fatalities in the first half of 2022.

Consumer Alert: Kia and Hyundai Issue Recalls for 3.3M Vehicles, Advise Owners to Park Outside

Fires can happen while the vehicle is parked and turned off or while driving.

Public Meeting: Initial Decision That Certain ARC and Delphi Air Bag Inflators Contain a Safety Defect

NHTSA will hold a public meeting regarding its initial decision that certain frontal driver and passenger air bag inflators manufactured by ARC and Delphi through January 2018 contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety and should be recalled.

Public Hearing: Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

NHTSA is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held September 28, 2023, on its proposal for the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks for Model Years 2027–2032 and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks and Vans for Model Years 2030–2035.

NHTSA Proposes Seat Belt Warning System Expansion to Encourage Drivers and Passengers to Buckle Up

Proposed rule would require enhanced seat belt warnings for rear and front driver and passenger side seats.


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