• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National highway traffic safety administration
■ Introduction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT). It administers federal programs designed to increase motor vehicle safety and combat the deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by highway crashes. The administration has authority to issue standards for vehicle safety, fuel economy, damage liability, and theft protection.

The NHTSA is headed by an administrator appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Several associate administrators serve under the administrator. The associate administrators are responsible for administration, research ...

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