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U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

NHTSA and the EPA will increase the stringency of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards by 1.5% each year through model-year 2026, as compared with previous standards that would have required about 5% annual increases.

NHTSA Grants $562M to States for Highway Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded $562 million in grants to Offices of Highway Safety to fund various initiatives that address impaired driving, promote seat belt use, enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and improve overall roadway safety.

GM Recalls 800,000+ Pickups, Other Vehicles

General Motors has issued two separate safety recalls for brake and battery issues that cover over 800,000 vehicles, including 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

Drunk Driving Fatalities Drop 3.6%

In 2018, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 10,511 people lost their lives in collisions involving drunk driving as compared with 10,908 in 2017, representing a 3.6% decrease.

NHTSA Revamps Crash-Testing Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's overhaul of its federally mandated crash-testing program in 2020 will cover a wide spectrum of safety methods and procedures, the agency has announced.

NHTSA Awards Grants to Improve Roadway Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted five non-governmental organizations $1.8 million for diverse initiatives aimed at improving safety on the nation's highways.

Top NHTSA Official to Leave Agency

Heidi King, deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is planning to leave the agency as soon as next week.