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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.

NHTSA's Speeding Plan Needs High Tech, IIHS Says

The institute believes the agency should direct resources to encouraging the use of automated enforcement and provide incentives to automakers to install intelligent speed adaptation technology that alerts speeding drivers or automatically slows the vehicle to ensure compliance with speed limits.

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.