NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.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. S. Code in Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety. NHTSA also carries out consumer programs established by the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act of 1972, which has been recodified in various Chapters under Title 49.

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Too much bulk in a coat can create extra room in a harness. Thinner layers provide the same warmth, and the harness will...
12/23/2021

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

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

During the 2019 holiday season, there were more drunk-driving-related fatalities than during any other holiday period. S...
12/22/2021

During the 2019 holiday season, there were more drunk-driving-related fatalities than during any other holiday period. Stay safe and always plan for a sober ride home. #DriveSober

During the 2019 holiday season, there were more drunk-driving-related fatalities than during any other holiday period. Stay safe and always plan for a sober ride home. #DriveSober

837 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in December 2019. Don’t be a stat - make it home...
12/22/2021

837 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in December 2019. Don’t be a stat - make it home for the holiday. #DriveSober

837 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in December 2019. Don’t be a stat - make it home for the holiday. #DriveSober

12/21/2021

Rain, snow, sleet, or sunshine, it's important to know your car. Learn more about handling your vehicle: NHTSA.gov/winter-driving-tips #WinterTips

12/21/2021

“Andrew was my 12-year-old renaissance man.” Listen to one mom’s heartbreaking story of the moment her life changed because of a drunk driver.

If a two-wheeled present is making an appearance under the tree this year, remember to purchase a helmet, too.  #Bicycle...
12/20/2021

If a two-wheeled present is making an appearance under the tree this year, remember to purchase a helmet, too. #BicycleSafety

If a two-wheeled present is making an appearance under the tree this year, remember to purchase a helmet, too. #BicycleSafety

Some of the many consequences of speeding: 🚗Easier to lose control vehicle🚗Put pedestrians in danger🚗More severe crashes...
12/17/2021

Some of the many consequences of speeding:
🚗Easier to lose control vehicle
🚗Put pedestrians in danger
🚗More severe crashes leading to injuries or death

Getting somewhere faster isn’t worth the consequences. #SlowDown #SpeedLimit

Some of the many consequences of speeding:
🚗Easier to lose control vehicle
🚗Put pedestrians in danger
🚗More severe crashes leading to injuries or death

Getting somewhere faster isn’t worth the consequences. #SlowDown #SpeedLimit

Celebrate with a plan this holiday season whether you're driving or hosting. For helpful resources visit:  NHTSA.gov/ris...
12/16/2021

Celebrate with a plan this holiday season whether you're driving or hosting. For helpful resources visit: NHTSA.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving #DriveSober

Celebrate with a plan this holiday season whether you're driving or hosting. For helpful resources visit: NHTSA.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving #DriveSober

12/16/2021

Did you know recalls are FREE to repair at your local dealer? Don't let a recall freeze your holiday plans - check your vehicle here: NHTSA.gov/recalls #WinterTips

12/15/2021

A mother heard sirens as she was headed home. Hours later, she learned a drunk driver hit and killed her son and his girlfriend. Her story and message to all drivers.

Don’t drive lit this holiday season – leave that to the holiday decorations. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
12/14/2021

Don’t drive lit this holiday season – leave that to the holiday decorations. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

Don’t drive lit this holiday season – leave that to the holiday decorations. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

Buy your next car with confidence by using our handy Vehicle Comparison Tool to see 5-Star Safety Ratings and recall inf...
12/13/2021

Buy your next car with confidence by using our handy Vehicle Comparison Tool to see 5-Star Safety Ratings and recall information: NHTSA.gov/Ratings

Buy your next car with confidence by using our handy Vehicle Comparison Tool to see 5-Star Safety Ratings and recall information: NHTSA.gov/Ratings

As driver’s age, it’s important to monitor for changes in overall health and driving. Learn more about how aging can aff...
12/10/2021

As driver’s age, it’s important to monitor for changes in overall health and driving. Learn more about how aging can affect driving: NHTSA.gov/Older-Drivers/Keeping-Our-Older-Drivers-Safe-Road #ODSAW21

As driver’s age, it’s important to monitor for changes in overall health and driving. Learn more about how aging can affect driving: NHTSA.gov/Older-Drivers/Keeping-Our-Older-Drivers-Safe-Road #ODSAW21

As driver’s age, it’s important to monitor for changes in overall health — including vision. Learn how medical condition...
12/09/2021

As driver’s age, it’s important to monitor for changes in overall health — including vision. Learn how medical conditions can impact driving at NHTSA.gov/OlderDrivers #ODSAW21

As driver’s age, it’s important to monitor for changes in overall health — including vision. Learn how medical conditions can impact driving at NHTSA.gov/OlderDrivers #ODSAW21

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure your car seat harness has...
12/08/2021

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure your car seat harness has a snug fit. For more info, visit NHTSA.gov/carseat. #TheRightSeat

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure your car seat harness has a snug fit. For more info, visit NHTSA.gov/carseat. #TheRightSeat

Search for your dream car with safety in mind by using NHTSA's Vehicle Comparison Tool to see 5-Star Safety Ratings and ...
12/08/2021

Search for your dream car with safety in mind by using NHTSA's Vehicle Comparison Tool to see 5-Star Safety Ratings and recall info. NHTSA.gov/Ratings

Search for your dream car with safety in mind by using NHTSA's Vehicle Comparison Tool to see 5-Star Safety Ratings and recall info. NHTSA.gov/Ratings

As our older population has grown, so has the number of older drivers and crashes. It’s important to take time to talk t...
12/07/2021

As our older population has grown, so has the number of older drivers and crashes. It’s important to take time to talk to the older drivers in your life about safe driving. We have tips to help start the conversation. https://www.nhtsa.gov/older-drivers/how-understand-and-influence-older-drivers #ODSAW21

As our older population has grown, so has the number of older drivers and crashes. It’s important to take time to talk to the older drivers in your life about safe driving. We have tips to help start the conversation. https://www.nhtsa.gov/older-drivers/how-understand-and-influence-older-drivers #ODSAW21

It’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Day or night, drivers need to be aware when behind the wheel. NHTSA.gov/OlderDr...
12/06/2021

It’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Day or night, drivers need to be aware when behind the wheel. NHTSA.gov/OlderDrivers has safe driving tips and resources. #ODSAW21

It’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Day or night, drivers need to be aware when behind the wheel. NHTSA.gov/OlderDrivers has safe driving tips and resources. #ODSAW21

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...
12/03/2021

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

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

Know before you go! If you’re headed out and there is a potential for winter weather, make sure you’re prepared: ❄️ Stoc...
12/03/2021

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: NHTSA.gov/winter-driving-tips

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: NHTSA.gov/winter-driving-tips

Have you checked your tires recently? As the outside temperature drops, so does tire inflation pressure. Find more winte...
12/02/2021

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

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

12/02/2021

Even the smallest amount of alcohol can affect your ability to drive safely.

If you’ve been drinking – no matter how much – call a sober friend, taxi, or ride share to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

#OnThisDay in 1984, the first seat belt law went into effect in New York. Today, seat belts save THOUSANDS of lives each...
12/01/2021

#OnThisDay in 1984, the first seat belt law went into effect in New York. Today, seat belts save THOUSANDS of lives each year! Let’s give a cheer to the seat belt!

#OnThisDay in 1984, the first seat belt law went into effect in New York. Today, seat belts save THOUSANDS of lives each year! Let’s give a cheer to the seat belt!

Blankets are a good alternative to a heavy, puffy coat, which can cause the car seat harness to not fit snugly. #TheRigh...
11/30/2021

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

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

🔋 #WinterDrivingTip: When temps drop, so does battery power. Have a mechanic check your battery, charging system, and be...
11/30/2021

🔋 #WinterDrivingTip: When temps drop, so does battery power. Have a mechanic check your battery, charging system, and belts before cold weather hits.

🔋 #WinterDrivingTip: When temps drop, so does battery power. Have a mechanic check your battery, charging system, and belts before cold weather hits.

11/29/2021

Seat belts save lives. In fact, in 2017, buckling up saved nearly 15,000 people. #BuckleUp

Heading out to snag that #BlackFriday deal? Remember to buckle up and watch for pedestrians in parking lots and shopping...
11/26/2021

Heading out to snag that #BlackFriday deal? Remember to buckle up and watch for pedestrians in parking lots and shopping centers.

Heading out to snag that #BlackFriday deal? Remember to buckle up and watch for pedestrians in parking lots and shopping centers.

Get to #TurkeyDay in one piece. If you plan on drinking, don’t plan on driving. Call a cab, rideshare, or sober friend t...
11/24/2021

Get to #TurkeyDay in one piece. If you plan on drinking, don’t plan on driving. Call a cab, rideshare, or sober friend to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving. #BlackoutWednesday #Drinksgiving

Get to #TurkeyDay in one piece. If you plan on drinking, don’t plan on driving. Call a cab, rideshare, or sober friend to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving. #BlackoutWednesday #Drinksgiving

✅ Turkey 🦃✅ Mashed Potatoes 🥔🥔✅ Apple Pie 🍏🥧🚫 Drinking & Driving #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
11/24/2021

✅ Turkey 🦃
✅ Mashed Potatoes 🥔🥔
✅ Apple Pie 🍏🥧
🚫 Drinking & Driving
#BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

✅ Turkey 🦃
✅ Mashed Potatoes 🥔🥔
✅ Apple Pie 🍏🥧
🚫 Drinking & Driving
#BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

As you hit the roads this winter, don't forget to check the:  ✅ Weather✅ Route✅ Conditions✅ TrafficLearn more about how ...
11/23/2021
Winter Weather Driving Tips | NHTSA

As you hit the roads this winter, don't forget to check the:
✅ Weather
✅ Route
✅ Conditions
✅ Traffic
Learn more about how to have a well-planned, safe trip:

Winter Weather Driving Tips Language: English Español Share: Winter Weather Driving Tips Driving in Winter Weather Changes You May Notice Preparing Your Vehicle Before You Go Winter Weather Driving Tips Driving in Winter Weather Changes You May Notice Preparing Your Vehicle Before You Go   Whether...

Baking more than pie on Thanksgiving? Make sure you get a safe ride home – call a cab, sober friend, or ride share. If y...
11/23/2021

Baking more than pie on Thanksgiving? Make sure you get a safe ride home – call a cab, sober friend, or ride share. If you feel different, you drive different. #ImpairedDriving

Baking more than pie on Thanksgiving? Make sure you get a safe ride home – call a cab, sober friend, or ride share. If you feel different, you drive different. #ImpairedDriving

This Thanksgiving, ensure you make it to the dinner table by wearing your seat belt any time you travel.
11/22/2021

This Thanksgiving, ensure you make it to the dinner table by wearing your seat belt any time you travel.

This Thanksgiving, ensure you make it to the dinner table by wearing your seat belt any time you travel.

Millions of Americans are hitting the road for the upcoming holiday. Stay safe in the car: 🚗 Don’t drive distracted. 🚗 A...
11/22/2021

Millions of Americans are hitting the road for the upcoming holiday. Stay safe in the car:
🚗 Don’t drive distracted.
🚗 Always buckle up.
🚗 Watch your speed.
🚗 Always drive sober.

Millions of Americans are hitting the road for the upcoming holiday. Stay safe in the car:
🚗 Don’t drive distracted.
🚗 Always buckle up.
🚗 Watch your speed.
🚗 Always drive sober.

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