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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.

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.

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.

For more information, visit www.nhtsa.gov.

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NHTSA Calendars
From January through December, keep up to date with traffic safety using our calendars. Our NHTSA Communications Calendar offers each safety campaign date and duration.

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Summer Driving Tips 2017
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Focus on Safety - a few cool tips

Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown - or worse yet, a highway crash - later.

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SaferRide, NHTSA's Mobile App
NHTSA's SaferRide app will help keep drunk drivers off our roads by allowing users to call a taxi or a friend and by identifying their location so they can be picked up.

For Android devices, from Google Play store:
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For Apple devices, from iTunes:
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Parents Central: Keeping Children and Adults Safe in the Car

Transportation.gov: We all want our children to be as safe as possible in and around our cars – they are indeed our most precious cargo.

Navigating the many decisions that must be made from car seats to teen driving, however, isn’t always easy. Thankfully the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hosts a website that includes pages of useful information regarding the many choices and considerations that must be made in keeping our families safe.

NHTSA works every day to save lives on our nation’s roadways, and the Parents Central portion of the agency’s safercar.gov website can answer questions, offer tools for decision-making, and help you plan ahead. We’ll take a closer look at all of the website’s sections in the coming weeks, but until then here is an overview.

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