News

Read the latest news and announcements from traffic safety interest groups and about traffic safety topics here.

  • April 8th, 2021

In the past several years, numerous studies have examined public attitudes, beliefs, and acceptance of automated vehicles (AVs) with mixed results. Some studies found participants had positive sentiments about AVs, while other studies found participants had neutral or even negative opinions about such vehicles. In several studies, even those participants who agreed that AVs would […]

  • April 6th, 2021

In 2019, the number of U.S. pedestrian deaths declined about 1% compared to 2018. This small but welcome decline followed an unprecedented 55% increase in pedestrian deaths from 2009 to 2018. Despite this small recent decrease, pedestrian fatalities recorded in 2018 and 2019 have not been this high since 1990. For the first six months […]

  • April 6th, 2021

High-Visibility Enforcement (HVE) is a traffic safety approach designed to deter unlawful behaviors and promote voluntary behavior change in accordance with traffic laws. HVE deters risky behavior by reminding motorists through communications and additional enforcement that they may be pulled over for illegal behaviors. HVE also aims to increase public awareness of the importance and benefits […]

  • April 1st, 2021

Owners of select GM and Chevrolet vehicles listed below should park their vehicles outside and away from homes, structures, and other flammable materials such as vegetation, until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire. Positive Battery Cable Short Circuit GM issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID 21V-189) […]

  • March 30th, 2021

Owners of select Hyundai and Genesis vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes, other structures and other flammable materials such as vegetation until their vehicles have been repaired, due to new and separate recalls for the risk of fire. ABS Module Malfunction Hyundai issued safety recalls (NHTSA IDs: 21V-160 and 21V-161) this month for Model Year 2015-2016 Hyundai […]

  • March 30th, 2021

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol. Supported by nine of America’s distillers who lead with a strong commitment to responsibility, Responsibility.org’s distinguished National Advisory Board and our partners at the national and local level help us reach […]

  • March 25th, 2021

Nowadays, alcohol deliveries and cocktails-to-go are more prevalent in many establishments. So, NHTSA wants to remind drivers that, although alcohol is more mobile, it is always dangerous and illegal to drink and drive. There were 10,142 people killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2019. To help save lives and change this terrible statistic, NHTSA is teaming […]

  • March 25th, 2021

Between 2004 and 2009, an average of 360 fatalities resulted from wrong-way driving crashes annually in the United States. Although relatively rare, wrong-way crashes are often severe and fatal as they are typically head-on collisions. This brief quantifies the number of fatal wrong-way crashes and the number of people killed in these incidents from 2010–2018 […]

  • March 25th, 2021

The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences has compiled data surrounding toxicology statistics for the year 2020. Topics researched include top dugs in DUI arrests/crashes, opioid prevalence, and overdoses. Click here to see the statistics.

  • March 23rd, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate rose 20% in the first six months of 2020 as speeding, distracted and impaired driving, and other dangerous driving behaviors increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. GHSA’s annual Spotlight on Highway Safety offers the first comprehensive look at state and national trends in 2020 pedestrian traffic deaths, based on preliminary data provided by State […]