NHTSA Press Releases

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Press Release Location Release Date
U.S. DOT imposes civil penalty on Harbor Freight Tools for failure to recall trailer kits Washington, DC December 9, 2015
U.S. DOT brings 5-Star Safety Ratings into a new safety era Washington, DC December 8, 2015
DOT Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Improved Rear Impact Protection for Trailers and Semitrailers
NHTSA issues notice of proposed rulemaking that focuses on addressing underride protection in light-vehicle crashes into trailers and semitrailers.
Washington, DC December 7, 2015
Traffic Fatalities Fall in 2014, But Early Estimates Show 2015 Trending Higher
NHTSA plans nationwide planning sessions to strengthen behavioral safety efforts.
Washington, DC November 24, 2015
U.S. DOT Imposes Largest Civil Penalty in NHTSA History on Takata for Violating Motor Vehicle Safety Act; Accelerates Recalls to Get Safe Air Bags Into U.S. Vehicles
NHTSA issues two orders designed to protect the traveling public from defective Takata air bag inflators.
Washington, DC November 3, 2015
U.S. DOT to add automatic emergency braking to list of recommended advanced safety technologies in 5-Star Rating system Washington, DC November 2, 2015
NHTSA encourages parents of teens to join the '5 to Drive' campaign Washington, DC October 19, 2015
DOT and IIHS Announce Historic Commitment From 10 Automakers to Include Automatic Emergency Braking on All New Vehicles
These 10 companies are committing to making AEB available to all new-car buyers.
Washington, DC September 11, 2015
NHTSA Fines Triumph Motorcycles $2.9 Million for Failing to Submit Early Warning Reports and Other Required Documents
NHTSA investigation uncovers failure of Triumph Motorcycles to report safety data; company also filed late response to NHTSA Special Order.
Washington, DC August 31, 2015
Back to School Safety Advisory: NHTSA Encourages Everyone to Be Responsible for Getting Children To and From School Safely
NHTSA reminds all drivers, students and parents to put safety first in school zones and near bus stops.
Washington, DC August 25, 2015
NHTSA kicks off annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" national law enforcement crackdown against drunk driving Washington, DC August 21, 2015
NHTSA and Safe Kids Worldwide encourage parents and caregivers to take proactive steps in preventing child heatstroke in hot vehicles. ud/ Washington, DC July 31, 2015
U.S. DOT announces Fiat Chrysler enforcement action Washington, DC July 26, 2015
DOT Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Single Unit Truck Crash Protection
NHTSA issues ANPRM as first step of a larger initiative to upgrade standards for truck and trailer underride crash protection.
Washington, DC July 17, 2015
U.S. DOT Fines Spartan Motors Inc. and Forest River Inc. for Failure to Announce Recalls and Report Safety Defects to NHTSA
Failure to meet Early Warning Requirements leads to civil penalties.
Washington, DC July 9, 2015
Consumer Advisory: Summertime is a Primetime for Car Thefts - Protect Your Vehicle Washington, DC July 8, 2015
Travel Advisory: NHTSA Encourages Motorists to Drive Sober this Fourth of July Holiday Washington, DC July 1, 2015
EPA and DOT propose greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks Washington, DC June 19, 2015
NHTSA Announces All Vehicle Identification Numbers Under the Takata Air Bag Recall Are Loaded Into the Agency’s Search System
NHTSA encourages vehicle owners to check their VIN number on website for air bag recalls.
Washington, DC June 17, 2015
Transportation Sec. Foxx Announces Formation of New NHTSA Safety Teams
Expert panel to help implement improvements identified in ‘Path Forward’ report; internal groups to tackle safety risks.
Washington, DC June 5, 2015
DOT Joins Members of Congress, Industry and Safety Advocates to Highlight the Life-saving Potential of Groundbreaking Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving
This alcohol-detection vehicle technology could potentially save thousands of lives each year
Washington, DC June 4, 2015
Transportation Sec. Foxx Announces Groundbreaking Final Rule on Heavy-duty Vehicle Electronic Stability Control
ESC will save up to 49 lives, prevent up to 1,759 crashes each year, and provide net economic benefits of more than $300 million annually.
Washington, DC June 3, 2015
NHTSA Safety Advisory: Reducing crashes caused by pedal error
Each year, approximately 16,000 preventable crashes occur due to pedal error when drivers mistake the accelerator for the brake.
Washington, DC May 29, 2015
NHTSA urges 15-passenger van users to always check tires before driving
NHTSA advises operators of 15-passenger vans to follow proper tire maintenance to avoid potentially deadly crashes.
Washington, DC May 28, 2015
Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Encourages Motorists to be Prepared Before Heading Out on Summer Road Trips
NHTSA urges motorists to take simple but necessary precautions to ensure a safe road trip over the Memorial Day holiday.
Washington, DC May 22, 2015
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