National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to implement vehicle safety programs under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 and the Highway Safety Act of 1966. NHTSA has the responsibility of reducing deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. NHTSA accomplishes these goals by setting and enforcing safety standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment and through grants to state and local governments that help them develop their own highway safety programs. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act and Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 also gave the agency the authority to set and enforce standards for fuel economy and emissions. The Information and Cost Saving Act of ...

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