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Press Releases

31 Results
Title Location Release Date
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

Washington, DC

August 21, 2023
NHTSA Launches Labor Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

Two-thirds of drunk driving crash fatalities involved a driver with a BAC of .15+ in 2021

New York

August 15, 2023
USDOT Proposes Updated Fuel Economy Standards to Strengthen Energy Security, Save Americans Hundreds of Dollars at the Gas Pump

Washington, DC

July 28, 2023
Consumer Alert: FCA Issues Do Not Drive for Recalled 2003 Dodge Ram 1500s

First Passenger Side Takata Air Bag Fatality Prompts Warning

Washington, DC

July 11, 2023
Almost One-Third of Traffic Fatalities Are Speed-Related Crashes

NHTSA launches speed prevention campaign; speeding fatalities reach a 14-year high

Washington, DC

July 10, 2023
Consumer Alert: July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Washington, DC

July 05, 2023
NHTSA and FMCSA Propose New Safety Standard Requiring Automatic Emergency Braking Systems in Heavy Vehicles

Proposed rule could prevent over 19,000 crashes, save 155 lives, and prevent thousands of injuries every year

Washington, DC

June 22, 2023
NHTSA Estimates Traffic Fatalities Dropped in the First Three Months of 2023

Fatalities decline as more miles are driven; fatality rate drops compared to 2022

Washington, DC

June 21, 2023
Consumer Alert: Important Ford and Lincoln Fire Risk Recall

Owners should pull over safely and shut down their engine if they hear engine noises, lose power, or see or smell smoke

Washington, DC

June 06, 2023
Consumer Alert: Important Lincoln “Park Outside” Recall for Fire Risk

Owners should park their vehicles outside until repaired

Washington, DC

June 02, 2023