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NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. S.

Department of Transportation, was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970, as the successor to the National Highway Safety Bureau, to carry out safety programs under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 and the Highway Safety Act of 1966. The Vehicle Safety Act has subsequently been recodified under Title 49 of the U. Code in Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety. NHTSA also

Department of Transportation, was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970, as the successor to the National Highway Safety Bureau, to carry out safety programs under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 and the Highway Safety Act of 1966. The Vehicle Safety Act has subsequently been recodified under Title 49 of the U. Code in Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety. NHTSA also

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Love is in the air. ❤️
02/03/2023

Love is in the air. ❤️

Say whaaaaaaat?! 😲Yep – we’re surprised, too. Some people out there aren’t buckling up, even though seat belts are prove...
02/02/2023

Say whaaaaaaat?! 😲

Yep – we’re surprised, too. Some people out there aren’t buckling up, even though seat belts are proven to save lives when worn properly.

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Put the phone down. You’ll never see spring if I end up as roadkill.
02/02/2023

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Put the phone down. You’ll never see spring if I end up as roadkill.

02/01/2023

Driving in the snow? 🌨️🚙 Remember to never crowd the plow: Follow at a distance and pass snowplows carefully. Learn more: NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips

Geek out with us on a little NHTSA history! 😎 On this day in 1977, NHTSA received a patent for the “Star of Life” logo! ...
02/01/2023

Geek out with us on a little NHTSA history! 😎 On this day in 1977, NHTSA received a patent for the “Star of Life” logo! 🚑 Get more info about our EMS office at: EMS.gov.

Be the broken record! Teens cannot hear this message enough. Do.👏 Not.👏 Use.👏 The.👏 Phone.👏 While.👏 Driving.👏
01/31/2023

Be the broken record! Teens cannot hear this message enough. Do.👏 Not.👏 Use.👏 The.👏 Phone.👏 While.👏 Driving.👏

Blankets are a good alternative to a heavy, puffy coat, which can cause the car seat harness to not fit snugly.
01/31/2023

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

01/30/2023

Be ready for anything winter weather throws at you! NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips

That’s 8% of all the traffic fatalities in 2020. 🛑 You’ve got one job behind the wheel, .
01/27/2023

That’s 8% of all the traffic fatalities in 2020. 🛑 You’ve got one job behind the wheel, .

Bulky coats can jeopardize a snug fit in a car seat harness. Dress your child in layers and put a coat over the properly...
01/26/2023

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

Valentine’s Day 💝 is around the corner… Your seat belt is ready with a love note. ❤️
01/25/2023

Valentine’s Day 💝 is around the corner… Your seat belt is ready with a love note. ❤️

People with disabilities can often drive safely by making modifications or adding adaptive equipment to their vehicles t...
01/24/2023

People with disabilities can often drive safely by making modifications or adding adaptive equipment to their vehicles to meet their specific needs. Learn more at NHTSA.gov/AdaptedVehicles

Know what to do in a winter emergency ❄️🌨️: NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips
01/23/2023

Know what to do in a winter emergency ❄️🌨️: NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips

Even a momentary lapse in a driver’s attention can be deadly for a motorcyclist. When you’re behind the wheel, always .
01/20/2023

Even a momentary lapse in a driver’s attention can be deadly for a motorcyclist. When you’re behind the wheel, always .

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure their car seat harness ha...
01/19/2023

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure their car seat harness has a snug fit.

01/18/2023
2022 Traffic Fatality Estimates

While these numbers show a small decrease in fatalities from last year, these numbers are still devastating.
🚘 Slow down.
🚘 Buckle up.
🚘 Drive sober.
🚘 Don’t drive distracted.

Following a few simple rules while driving will save lives. 🚲 Give cyclists room. Don’t pass too closely.🚲 Obey speed li...
01/17/2023

Following a few simple rules while driving will save lives.
🚲 Give cyclists room. Don’t pass too closely.
🚲 Obey speed limits.
🚲 Don’t drive distracted.
🚲 Yield to bicyclists as you would motorists and don’t underestimate their speed.

01/13/2023

We aren’t taking any chances today … or any day!
🚘 Slow down.
🚘 Buckle up.
🚘 Drive sober.
🚘 Don’t drive distracted.

When was the last time you checked your vehicle for safety recalls? NHTSA.gov/recalls
01/12/2023

When was the last time you checked your vehicle for safety recalls? NHTSA.gov/recalls

Keep kids safe — slow down in school zones ⚠️. In these areas, drivers will see an increase in traffic from school buses...
01/11/2023

Keep kids safe — slow down in school zones ⚠️. In these areas, drivers will see an increase in traffic from school buses 🚌, pedestrians 🚶‍♀️ 🚶‍♂️, and cyclists 🚴.

Have you checked your tires recently? As the outside temperature drops, so does tire inflation pressure. Find more winte...
01/10/2023

Have you checked your tires recently? As the outside temperature drops, so does tire inflation pressure. Find more winter driving tips at NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips

01/09/2023

Slowing down saves lives.

Give thanks to the first responders who keep us safe by keeping them safe!
01/09/2023

Give thanks to the first responders who keep us safe by keeping them safe!

Checking for safety recalls is easy. Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your 17-character VIN to see all active recalls o...
01/06/2023

Checking for safety recalls is easy. Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your 17-character VIN to see all active recalls on your vehicle.

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure their car seat harness ha...
01/05/2023

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure their car seat harness has a snug fit. Learn more: NHTSA.gov/CarSeat

01/04/2023

Be ready for anything winter weather throws at you! 🌨️

01/04/2023

Know what to do if winter weather strikes.

Take a well-deserved break! The holidays can be full of hustle and bustle, so make sure you get a good night’s rest befo...
01/03/2023

Take a well-deserved break! The holidays can be full of hustle and bustle, so make sure you get a good night’s rest before getting behind the wheel. Drowsy driving is dangerous driving.

Winter break has come and gone and that means school buses are back on the road. Now is a good time to go over a few saf...
01/03/2023

Winter break has come and gone and that means school buses are back on the road. Now is a good time to go over a few safety tips with your children. More at NHTSA.gov/SchoolBus

Celebrate 🥳 New Year’s Eve with a plan whether you’re driving or hosting.  is drunk driving.
12/30/2022

Celebrate 🥳 New Year’s Eve with a plan whether you’re driving or hosting. is drunk driving.

Know before you go! If you’re headed out and there is a potential for winter weather, make sure you’re prepared:❄️ Stock...
12/30/2022
Winter Weather Driving Tips | NHTSA

Know before you go! If you’re headed out and there is a potential for winter weather, make sure you’re prepared:
❄️ Stock your vehicle
❄️ Gas up or plug it in
❄️ Plan your route
Learn more at:

Ways to prepare yourself and your vehicle to drive in winter weather conditions. Learn about changes to tires, batteries, car seats and more.

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, how short the drive is, or what time you’re leaving, one of the safest choices...
12/30/2022

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, how short the drive is, or what time you’re leaving, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.

Call a sober friend 🚘, rideshare 🚗, or taxi 🚖 to get home safely.  is drunk driving.
12/28/2022

Call a sober friend 🚘, rideshare 🚗, or taxi 🚖 to get home safely. is drunk driving.

Bulky coats can jeopardize a snug fit in a car seat harness. Dress your child in layers and put a coat over the properly...
12/27/2022

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

If you need to travel, keep these winter driving tips in mind. ❄️ NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips
12/23/2022

If you need to travel, keep these winter driving tips in mind. ❄️ NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips

12/22/2022

If you need to travel, stock your vehicle with emergency supplies before you go.

12/21/2022

Be ready for anything winter weather throws at you! NHTSA.gov/WinterDrivingTips

12/21/2022

“Santa Claus Hit by a Drunk Driver!” – Now there’s a news story no one wants to read. If you’re planning on drinking, plan for a sober ride home. Call a sober friend 🚘, rideshare 🚗, or taxi 🚖 to get home safely. is drunk driving.

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