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THE LATEST

Major Improvements to Child Passenger Safety Announced

NHTSA introduced a new crash test dummy and proposed new regulatory updates to improve the safety of child restraint systems. The announcement comes during Child Passenger Safety Week, September 20-26, 2020.

NHTSA To Host Workshops on Traffic Safety

NHTSA announced new steps to address the unique traffic safety conditions during the national public health emergency that began last spring, including emptier roads, faster speeds, and increased driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

National Pedestrian Safety Month Kickoff

Join the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday, September 29, at 1 p.m. ET as we launch the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month.

NHTSA Highlights Importance of Car Seats and Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 20-26, 2020. This year, many communities are offering virtual child seat checks and inspections. Hear from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

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