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Mission: NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.

Blankets are a good alternative to a heavy, puffy coat, which can cause the car seat harness to not fit snugly. #TheRigh...
11/17/2020

Blankets are a good alternative to a heavy, puffy coat, which can cause the car seat harness to not fit snugly. #TheRightSeat

Aww. We love you, too, seat belt! #BuckleUpAmerica
11/17/2020

Aww. We love you, too, seat belt! #BuckleUpAmerica

Seat belts save lives. #BuckleUpAmerica
11/16/2020

Seat belts save lives. #BuckleUpAmerica

Be kind – share the road and always drive safely. #WorldKindnessDay
11/13/2020

Be kind – share the road and always drive safely. #WorldKindnessDay

Lead by example! When you are traveling, always make sure you and your passengers are buckled up. #BuckleUpAmerica
11/12/2020

Lead by example! When you are traveling, always make sure you and your passengers are buckled up. #BuckleUpAmerica

If you are saying cheers to National Happy Hour Day, give a cheers to your designated driver, too! #BuzzedDriving is dru...
11/12/2020

If you are saying cheers to National Happy Hour Day, give a cheers to your designated driver, too! #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

Protect yourself and all your passengers! Always wear your seat belt every trip, every time. #BuckleUpAmerica
11/10/2020

Protect yourself and all your passengers! Always wear your seat belt every trip, every time. #BuckleUpAmerica

Bulky coats can jeopardize a snug fit in a car seat harness. Dress your child in layers and put a coat on over the prope...
11/09/2020

Bulky coats can jeopardize a snug fit in a car seat harness. Dress your child in layers and put a coat on over the properly-fitted harness for added warmth. #TheRightSeat

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11/09/2020

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Every trip, every time. #BuckleUpAmerica
11/06/2020

Every trip, every time. #BuckleUpAmerica

New and existing adaptive technologies continue to broaden opportunities for people with disabilities to drive both comf...
11/05/2020

New and existing adaptive technologies continue to broaden opportunities for people with disabilities to drive both comfortably and safely. Learn more at NHTSA.gov.

Here’s an important message for moms and moms-to-be! Wearing a seat belt is always important. Maximize your safety and b...
11/05/2020

Here’s an important message for moms and moms-to-be! Wearing a seat belt is always important. Maximize your safety and baby’s safety by buckling up. Click to learn more about pregnancy seat belt guidelines: NHTSA.gov/seatbelts #BuckleUpAmerica

Defective air bags are in millions of vehicles. Check to see if your car is on the list at NHTSA.gov/recalls. If so, mak...
11/04/2020

Defective air bags are in millions of vehicles. Check to see if your car is on the list at NHTSA.gov/recalls. If so, make an appointment with your dealer to get your recall fixed for FREE. #CheckForRecalls

Triple-digit speeding violations across the nation? Not worth it! Don’t risk your life or the lives of others on the roa...
11/04/2020

Triple-digit speeding violations across the nation? Not worth it! Don’t risk your life or the lives of others on the road – slow down and obey the speed limits.

Your passenger can do the job for you – without the deadly consequences. As the driver, your only job is to drive. #Just...
11/03/2020

Your passenger can do the job for you – without the deadly consequences. As the driver, your only job is to drive. #JustDrive

Every trip, every time. Always wear your seat belt. #BuckleUpAmerica
11/03/2020

Every trip, every time. Always wear your seat belt. #BuckleUpAmerica

Too much bulk in a coat can create extra room in a harness. Thinner layers provide the same warmth, and the harness will...
11/02/2020

Too much bulk in a coat can create extra room in a harness. Thinner layers provide the same warmth, and the harness will still fit snugly. #TheRightSeat

It’s not too late! Start a new routine and #CheckForRecalls at the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time. Visit NHTS...
11/02/2020

It’s not too late! Start a new routine and #CheckForRecalls at the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time. Visit NHTSA.gov today, enter your 17-character VIN, and then make an appointment at a local dealership to get your vehicle fixed for FREE.

Daylight Saving Time is almost over! When you change the clocks ⏰ and check your smoke detectors 🔥, don’t forget to chec...
10/30/2020

Daylight Saving Time is almost over! When you change the clocks ⏰ and check your smoke detectors 🔥, don’t forget to check your VIN for recalls 🚗. NHTSA.gov/recalls #CheckForRecalls

There’s no treat in this scary stat: During Halloween night, from 2014-2018, 41% of those killed were in traffic crashes...
10/30/2020

There’s no treat in this scary stat: During Halloween night, from 2014-2018, 41% of those killed were in traffic crashes that involved at least one drunk driver. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

Tragically, from January through the end of August, 44 law enforcement officers have died in traffic-related incidents. ...
10/29/2020

Tragically, from January through the end of August, 44 law enforcement officers have died in traffic-related incidents. Keep those who serve safe – always #MoveOver if you see flashing lights on the side of the highway.

10/29/2020
Check for Recalls

Every vehicle recall is serious. Start a new tradition with the time change, and check your VIN for safety recalls. Getting yours fixed could save a life. #CheckForRecalls

Being #TireWise is essential to safe driving. Learn more about tire maintenance and care of your tires at NHTSA.gov/tire...
10/28/2020

Being #TireWise is essential to safe driving. Learn more about tire maintenance and care of your tires at NHTSA.gov/tires.

The end of Daylight Saving Time is right around the corner – are you ready with your safety essentials checklist? ⬜ Turn...
10/28/2020

The end of Daylight Saving Time is right around the corner – are you ready with your safety essentials checklist?

⬜ Turn back the clocks! ⏰
⬜ Change the batteries in smoke detectors! 🔥
⬜ Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and check VIN for #recalls! 🚗

The end of Daylight Saving Time can be a risky time for pedestrians. From September to February over 30% of pedestrian f...
10/27/2020

The end of Daylight Saving Time can be a risky time for pedestrians. From September to February over 30% of pedestrian fatalities occur between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m. Stay safe and read pedestrian safety tips at NHTSA.gov/pedestrian.

To remember to check your vehicle for safety recalls, time it with the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time — every...
10/26/2020

To remember to check your vehicle for safety recalls, time it with the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time — every November and every March. #CheckForRecalls NHTSA.gov/recalls

Teen Driver Safety Week may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the conversations with your teens about safe dri...
10/23/2020

Teen Driver Safety Week may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the conversations with your teens about safe driving should be over.

Remind your teen:
✅ No speeding
✅ No drinking
✅ No drugs
✅ No texting
✅ Always buckle up
✅ Limit extra passengers

#TeenDriver

Distractions behind the wheel can have deadly consequences. Talk to your #TeenDriver about the rules and responsibilitie...
10/22/2020

Distractions behind the wheel can have deadly consequences. Talk to your #TeenDriver about the rules and responsibilities involved in driving. NHTSA.gov/teendriving

Seat belts save over 14,000 lives each year. Stress the importance of seat belt safety with your #TeenDriver. It only ta...
10/22/2020

Seat belts save over 14,000 lives each year. Stress the importance of seat belt safety with your #TeenDriver. It only takes a few minutes to buckle up, but it could make the difference of a lifetime. NHTSA.gov/teendriving

It’s Teen Driver Safety Week! Take a few moments this week to review the rules of the road with your #TeenDriver or soon...
10/20/2020

It’s Teen Driver Safety Week! Take a few moments this week to review the rules of the road with your #TeenDriver or soon-to-be teen driver. NHTSA.gov/teendriving

10/19/2020
School Bus Safety

Following the rules of the road saves lives, and paying attention in a school zone and around a bus carrying students is no exception.

Take the steps to avoid a tragedy - visit our website to review school bus safety laws. NHTSA.gov/schoolbus

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NHTSA investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics. NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety, to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements. NHTSA provides leadership and coordination to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community in assessing, planning, developing, and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical services and 9-1-1 systems. We have a toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline to provide recall information, receive SAFETY complaints and provide consumers with a wide range of information on vehicle safety. The Hotline operates from 8am-10pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday. Calls during non-business hours connect to an automated answering service. A Spanish-speaking operator is available from 8am-10pm. The nationwide toll-free number is 1-888-327-4236. For the hearing impaired the TTY number is 800-424-9153.

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