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We thank local and state law enforcement officers for keeping all road users safe, whether it’s keeping speeders off the...
05/14/2021

We thank local and state law enforcement officers for keeping all road users safe, whether it’s keeping speeders off the road, directing traffic, or responding to community calls.

We thank local and state law enforcement officers for keeping all road users safe, whether it’s keeping speeders off the road, directing traffic, or responding to community calls.

For many, work schedules are still flexible, which means parents and guardians should be extra vigilant about checking t...
05/14/2021

For many, work schedules are still flexible, which means parents and guardians should be extra vigilant about checking the back seat for a child. Ask yourself and ask your coworkers, “Where’s Baby?” #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

For many, work schedules are still flexible, which means parents and guardians should be extra vigilant about checking the back seat for a child. Ask yourself and ask your coworkers, “Where’s Baby?” #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

Even if you don’t have children, keep your vehicles locked at all times. Kids can see a vehicle as a playground, and cra...
05/13/2021

Even if you don’t have children, keep your vehicles locked at all times. Kids can see a vehicle as a playground, and crawl inside and get trapped. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

Even if you don’t have children, keep your vehicles locked at all times. Kids can see a vehicle as a playground, and crawl inside and get trapped. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

This National Police Week, we recognize law enforcement officers who work to keep all road users and communities safe. 👏...
05/13/2021

This National Police Week, we recognize law enforcement officers who work to keep all road users and communities safe. 👏👏👏

This National Police Week, we recognize law enforcement officers who work to keep all road users and communities safe. 👏👏👏

In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. Please, watch your speed. #SlowDown
05/13/2021

In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. Please, watch your speed. #SlowDown

In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. Please, watch your speed. #SlowDown

Don’t mind your own business. Don’t turn the other way. Don’t keep your mouth shut. And don’t assume someone will be “ri...
05/12/2021

Don’t mind your own business. Don’t turn the other way. Don’t keep your mouth shut. And don’t assume someone will be “right back.” Always take action if you see a child alone in a vehicle. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

Don’t mind your own business. Don’t turn the other way. Don’t keep your mouth shut. And don’t assume someone will be “right back.” Always take action if you see a child alone in a vehicle. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

Make room! 🚴 When you pass a bicycle, give them three or more feet of space. * For more bicycle safety facts, visit NHTS...
05/07/2021

Make room! 🚴 When you pass a bicycle, give them three or more feet of space. * For more bicycle safety facts, visit NHTSA.gov/bicycles. #BicycleSafety

*Be sure to check your State’s specific laws!

Make room! 🚴 When you pass a bicycle, give them three or more feet of space. * For more bicycle safety facts, visit NHTSA.gov/bicycles. #BicycleSafety

*Be sure to check your State’s specific laws!

Prom season is here, and many schools are finding creative ways to celebrate this year. Encourage your teen to have a go...
05/06/2021

Prom season is here, and many schools are finding creative ways to celebrate this year. Encourage your teen to have a good time, and make safe choices while driving. #TeenDriver

Prom season is here, and many schools are finding creative ways to celebrate this year. Encourage your teen to have a good time, and make safe choices while driving. #TeenDriver

✅ Chips✅ Guacamole✅ Margaritas ✅ Plan for a safe ride home. If you plan on drinking, plan to call a sober friend, ride s...
05/05/2021

✅ Chips
✅ Guacamole
✅ Margaritas
✅ Plan for a safe ride home.

If you plan on drinking, plan to call a sober friend, ride share, or taxi to get you home safely. #CincoDeMayo #DriveSober

✅ Chips
✅ Guacamole
✅ Margaritas
✅ Plan for a safe ride home.

If you plan on drinking, plan to call a sober friend, ride share, or taxi to get you home safely. #CincoDeMayo #DriveSober

It’s Bike to School Day! Although things look a little different this year, many children are still celebrating with a t...
05/05/2021

It’s Bike to School Day! Although things look a little different this year, many children are still celebrating with a two-wheeled ride to school.

Before your kiddo heads out the door, check their helmet and backpack fit, and make sure shoelaces and pants are tucked away. #BikeSafety

It’s Bike to School Day! Although things look a little different this year, many children are still celebrating with a two-wheeled ride to school.

Before your kiddo heads out the door, check their helmet and backpack fit, and make sure shoelaces and pants are tucked away. #BikeSafety

If you’re planning on dining-out for Cinco de Mayo, also plan a safe trip home. If you’re drinking, call a ride share, s...
05/04/2021

If you’re planning on dining-out for Cinco de Mayo, also plan a safe trip home. If you’re drinking, call a ride share, sober friend, or taxi to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

If you’re planning on dining-out for Cinco de Mayo, also plan a safe trip home. If you’re drinking, call a ride share, sober friend, or taxi to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

Drive safely, you must. Save lives, it will. #StarWarsDay
05/04/2021

Drive safely, you must. Save lives, it will. #StarWarsDay

Drive safely, you must. Save lives, it will. #StarWarsDay

Every bike ride begins with putting on a helmet. Learn more about bicycle safety, helmets, and helmet safety at NHTSA.go...
05/03/2021

Every bike ride begins with putting on a helmet. Learn more about bicycle safety, helmets, and helmet safety at NHTSA.gov.

Every bike ride begins with putting on a helmet. Learn more about bicycle safety, helmets, and helmet safety at NHTSA.gov.

If you are traveling on two wheels, it’s your month! Look for tips all month long about bicycle and motorcycle safety. N...
05/03/2021

If you are traveling on two wheels, it’s your month! Look for tips all month long about bicycle and motorcycle safety. NHTSA.gov

If you are traveling on two wheels, it’s your month! Look for tips all month long about bicycle and motorcycle safety. NHTSA.gov

Distracted driving claimed over 3,000 lives in 2019. Don’t be a stat – be a safe driver. #JustDrive
04/30/2021

Distracted driving claimed over 3,000 lives in 2019.

Don’t be a stat – be a safe driver. #JustDrive

Distracted driving claimed over 3,000 lives in 2019.

Don’t be a stat – be a safe driver. #JustDrive

In work zones, always watch for sudden stops. In 2019, over 25% of all fatal work zone crashes involved rear-end collisi...
04/30/2021

In work zones, always watch for sudden stops. In 2019, over 25% of all fatal work zone crashes involved rear-end collisions. #NWZAW #NWZAW2021

In work zones, always watch for sudden stops. In 2019, over 25% of all fatal work zone crashes involved rear-end collisions. #NWZAW #NWZAW2021

Parents: Establish a set of rules for your teen driver, reward good behavior, and set consequences for risky driving. #T...
04/29/2021

Parents: Establish a set of rules for your teen driver, reward good behavior, and set consequences for risky driving. #TeenDriver

Parents: Establish a set of rules for your teen driver, reward good behavior, and set consequences for risky driving. #TeenDriver

Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” They can respond to messages while you are focused on the road. #J...
04/28/2021

Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” They can respond to messages while you are focused on the road. #JustDrive

Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” They can respond to messages while you are focused on the road. #JustDrive

Stay alert and be on the lookout for upcoming work zones. As you approach one, slow down and pay attention to signs guid...
04/28/2021

Stay alert and be on the lookout for upcoming work zones. As you approach one, slow down and pay attention to signs guiding traffic. Reduced speeds and sudden stops are common, be prepared to stop unexpectedly. Note that fines for speeding in work zones are often doubled. https://fmcsa.dot.gov/ourroads/tips-traveling-safely-work-zones
#WorkZoneSafety #NWZAW #OurRoads

Stay alert and be on the lookout for upcoming work zones. As you approach one, slow down and pay attention to signs guiding traffic. Reduced speeds and sudden stops are common, be prepared to stop unexpectedly. Note that fines for speeding in work zones are often doubled. https://fmcsa.dot.gov/ourroads/tips-traveling-safely-work-zones
#WorkZoneSafety #NWZAW #OurRoads

Many high schools are finding creative ways to host prom this year. Take a moment to remind your teens that safe driving...
04/27/2021

Many high schools are finding creative ways to host prom this year. Take a moment to remind your teens that safe driving rules always apply – don’t drive impaired or distracted, don’t speed, always buckle seat belts, and limit passengers.

Many high schools are finding creative ways to host prom this year. Take a moment to remind your teens that safe driving rules always apply – don’t drive impaired or distracted, don’t speed, always buckle seat belts, and limit passengers.

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week! Safety for crews in work zones, as well as the vehicles that travel through them...
04/27/2021

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week! Safety for crews in work zones, as well as the vehicles that travel through them, is critically important. Drivers must be on watch for workers coming in and out of work zones, including flaggers who may be directing traffic patterns. https://fmcsa.dot.gov/ourroads/tips-traveling-safely-work-zones
#WorkZoneSafety #NWZAW

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week! Safety for crews in work zones, as well as the vehicles that travel through them, is critically important. Drivers must be on watch for workers coming in and out of work zones, including flaggers who may be directing traffic patterns. https://fmcsa.dot.gov/ourroads/tips-traveling-safely-work-zones
#WorkZoneSafety #NWZAW

As the weather heats up, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the dangers of heatstroke when children are left unatten...
04/27/2021

As the weather heats up, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the dangers of heatstroke when children are left unattended in vehicle. Temperatures inside a parked vehicle rise quickly and can be deadly for children.

On April 29, join us as we discuss how to help prevent child deaths and injuries in hot cars. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

https://www.nhtsa.gov/events/preventing-child-heatstroke-hot-cars

As the weather heats up, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the dangers of heatstroke when children are left unattended in vehicle. Temperatures inside a parked vehicle rise quickly and can be deadly for children.

On April 29, join us as we discuss how to help prevent child deaths and injuries in hot cars. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

https://www.nhtsa.gov/events/preventing-child-heatstroke-hot-cars

It's National Work Zone Awareness Week! On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. Keep yourself and...
04/26/2021
Video PSA for National Work Zone Awareness Week -- April 26-30, 2021

It's National Work Zone Awareness Week! On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. Keep yourself and the people around you safe: Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives. #NWZAW #NWZAW2021

National Work Zone Awareness Week is an annual spring campaign, held at the start of the roadway construction season. The meaning behind this year’s theme "D...

Distraction behind the wheel can be more than just your cell phone. Eating, playing with the radio, shaving, or applying...
04/23/2021

Distraction behind the wheel can be more than just your cell phone. Eating, playing with the radio, shaving, or applying makeup are all forms of distraction, too, and none are safe behind the wheel. Always, #JustDrive.

Distraction behind the wheel can be more than just your cell phone. Eating, playing with the radio, shaving, or applying makeup are all forms of distraction, too, and none are safe behind the wheel. Always, #JustDrive.

If you’re unsure if you have a vehicle recall, visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your 17-character VIN. If you have unre...
04/23/2021

If you’re unsure if you have a vehicle recall, visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your 17-character VIN. If you have unrepaired recalls, call your local dealership to get recalls fixed for FREE. #CheckForRecalls

If you’re unsure if you have a vehicle recall, visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your 17-character VIN. If you have unrepaired recalls, call your local dealership to get recalls fixed for FREE. #CheckForRecalls

In 2018, over 25% of pedestrian fatalities happened from 6 p.m. to 8:59 p.m. For pedestrians, walk in well-lit areas, an...
04/22/2021

In 2018, over 25% of pedestrian fatalities happened from 6 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.

For pedestrians, walk in well-lit areas, and wear bright colored clothing during the day and reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

For drivers, look for pedestrians everywhere, at all times, and always stop for pedestrians crossing the street.

In 2018, over 25% of pedestrian fatalities happened from 6 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.

For pedestrians, walk in well-lit areas, and wear bright colored clothing during the day and reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

For drivers, look for pedestrians everywhere, at all times, and always stop for pedestrians crossing the street.

Don’t let your phone become a final resting place. When you’re driving, focus on the road – not your phone. #JustDrive
04/21/2021

Don’t let your phone become a final resting place. When you’re driving, focus on the road – not your phone. #JustDrive

Don’t let your phone become a final resting place. When you’re driving, focus on the road – not your phone. #JustDrive

When speeding, drivers increase the risk for a collision with a bicyclist or pedestrian. The likelihood of a pedestrian ...
04/21/2021

When speeding, drivers increase the risk for a collision with a bicyclist or pedestrian. The likelihood of a pedestrian dying from a collision with a motor vehicle increase from 8% at 31mph to 50% at 47mph.

When speeding, drivers increase the risk for a collision with a bicyclist or pedestrian. The likelihood of a pedestrian dying from a collision with a motor vehicle increase from 8% at 31mph to 50% at 47mph.

Marijuana has no place behind the wheel. If you feel different, you drive different. #ImpairedDriving
04/20/2021

Marijuana has no place behind the wheel. If you feel different, you drive different. #ImpairedDriving

Marijuana has no place behind the wheel. If you feel different, you drive different. #ImpairedDriving

Keep temptation out of reach! When driving, keep your phone in the glove box. Out of sight = out of mind! #JustDrive
04/19/2021

Keep temptation out of reach! When driving, keep your phone in the glove box. Out of sight = out of mind! #JustDrive

Keep temptation out of reach! When driving, keep your phone in the glove box. Out of sight = out of mind! #JustDrive

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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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