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Press Releases



19 Results
Title Location Release Date
 
NHTSA Finalizes First Occupant Protection Safety Standards for Vehicles Without Driving Controls

Historic step assures the same high level of occupant crash protection is maintained for passengers of vehicles equipped with automated driving systems

Washington, DC

March 10, 2022
NHTSA Finalizes Rule to Improve Auto Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Rule increases access to rental cars, simplifies transportation of wheelchairs and power scooters

Washington, DC

March 09, 2022
NHTSA Proposes Significant Updates to Five-Star Safety Ratings Program

Public invited to comment on proposed improvements, including new recommended vehicle safety features, consumer resources

Washington, DC

March 03, 2022
NHTSA Releases 2020 Traffic Crash Data

Showing highest number of fatalities and highest fatality rate since 2007

Washington, DC

March 02, 2022
NHTSA to Allow Adaptive Driving Beam Headlights on New Vehicles, Improving Safety for Drivers, Pedestrians, and Cyclists

Issues final rule fulfilling Bipartisan Infrastructure Law mandate ahead of schedule

Washington, DC

February 15, 2022
Consumer Alert: Chrysler Issues Park Outside, Do Not Charge Order for Select Pacifica Minivans

Automakers identified a risk of fire even if vehicle is turned off

Washington, DC

February 15, 2022
NHTSA: Utah’s .05% Law Shows Promise to Save Lives, Improve Road Safety

New study shows lowering impaired driving legal limit reduced fatalities with limited increase in arrests, no economic losses in 2019

Washington, DC

February 11, 2022
Consumer Alert: Kia and Hyundai Issue Park Outside Orders for Select Sportage, K900 and Santa Fe Vehicles

Automakers identified a risk of fire even if vehicle is turned off

Washington, DC

February 08, 2022
NHTSA Data Estimates Indicate Traffic Fatalities Continued to Rise at Record Pace in First Nine Months of 2021

Washington, DC

February 01, 2022