National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for reducing the number of deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. The NHTSA sets and enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. The NHTSA also gives grants to state and local governments for the implementation of effective local highway safety programs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards. The NHTSA also works with the states and local communities to reduce drunk driving, increase the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, and conducts driver behavior research. The NHTSA also investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics. The NHTSA’s Auto Safety Hotline provides motor vehicle recall information, and receives motor vehicle Safety complaints.

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