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NHTSA Press Releases

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Press Release Location Release Date
 
NHTSA Announces Three States Awarded DMV Recall Grants
To include safety recall information with vehicle registrations and other transactions
Washington, DC January 15, 2021
NHTSA Requests Public Comment on NCAP Modernization
Proposed Upgrades to Five-Star Safety Ratings Program Would Address Advanced Driving Features, Pedestrian Safety
Washington, DC January 14, 2021
NHTSA Announces Historic Rule to Modernize Driverless Vehicle Safety Standards
Historic step removes unnecessary barriers to motor vehicles equipped with automated driving systems
Washington, DC January 14, 2021
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expansion of AV TEST Initiative Washington, DC January 11, 2021
NHTSA Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles Washington, DC January 8, 2021
NHTSA Announces Consent Order with Daimler Trucks North America
Includes a total civil penalty of $30 million
Washington, DC December 31, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Rule to Expand Mobility for People With Disabilities
Would improve access to rental cars, simplify transportation of wheelchairs and power scooters
Washington, DC December 28, 2020
Consumer Alert: Changes to Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Starting January 1, 2021
Washington, DC December 22, 2020
NHTSA Releases 2019 Crash Fatality Data
2019 Showed Significant Improvements in Traffic Safety, Including the Lowest Percentage of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities on Record
Washington, DC December 18, 2020
NHTSA Announces 2020 Update on AEB Installation by 20 Automakers Washington, DC December 17, 2020
Drive Sober This Holiday Season, or Get Pulled Over
USDOT’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Runs Through New Year’s Day
Washington, DC December 15, 2020
Consumer Advisory: Are the Senior Citizens in Your Life Safe to Drive?
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week runs December 7-11
Washington, DC December 7, 2020
NHTSA Announces Consent Orders with Hyundai and Kia Over Theta II Recall Washington, DC November 27, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comment on Automated Driving System Safety Principles
Publishes an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on ADS safety framework
Washington, DC November 19, 2020
NHTSA Consumer Alert: Important Chevrolet Bolt Recall for Fire Risk
Owners Should Park Their Vehicles Outside Until They Are Repaired
Washington, DC November 13, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization
Runs November 9-29 to Remind Americans to Buckle Up, Obey Seat Belt Laws
Washington, DC November 9, 2020
Consumer Alert: Repair Your Safety Recalls Now Washington, DC October 19, 2020
NHTSA Announces MY2021 Vehicles for NCAP Crashworthiness and ADAS Testing
One MY2020 vehicle to also be tested
Washington, DC October 14, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Kicks Off Annual U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Campaign Washington, DC October 8, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Launches 'Stop. Trains Can’t.' Awareness Campaign to Save Lives at Railroad Grade Crossings
$6.6 million nationwide campaign runs through November 8
Washington, DC October 6, 2020
2019 Fatality Data Show Continued Annual Decline in Traffic Deaths
Second Quarter 2020 Projections Show Reduced Overall Fatalities | Trends Toward Risky Driving Behaviors During Public Health Crisis Are Cause for Concern
Washington, DC October 1, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Designates October as National Pedestrian Safety Month
Each week highlights important safety measures to protect pedestrians
Washington, DC September 29, 2020
NHTSA Announces Major Improvements to Child Passenger Safety Washington, DC September 24, 2020
NHTSA To Host Workshops on Traffic Safety Washington, DC September 22, 2020
NHTSA Highlights Importance of Car Seats and Child Passenger Safety
Many Communities Now Offering Virtual Child Seat Checks and Inspections
Washington, DC September 21, 2020
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