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Agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Acronym NHTSA
Hierarchy Department of Transportation.
Docs Reports; Regulations; News Releases; Statistical Reports
URL http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
Notes Responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes; investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics; also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety, to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements.