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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that traffic fatalities fell 2% in 2019, and early 2020 estimates show another 2% decline, though vehicle miles traveled this year dropped 16.6% year-over-year.

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NHTSA Launches Vehicle Recall Alert App

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a redesigned mobile app, SaferCar, that automatically checks whether a recall is issued and alerts users when a recall occurs.

‘Large Truck’ Highway Fatalities Rose in 2019

While early estimates for 2019 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show an overall decrease in highway fatalities for the third consecutive year, fatalities involving trucks over 10,000 pounds rose slightly.

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.