NHTSA launches first-ever national distracted driving enforcement and advertising campaign

U Drive. U Text. U Pay. National ad campaign launched by DOT

To kick off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, DOT is rolling out a national campaign of TV, radio and digital advertisments to combat distracted driving. Read More

NHTSA Announces Final Rule Requiring Rear Visibility Technology

NHTSA Announces Final Rule Requiring Rear Visibility Technology

Effective May 2018, rule enhances the safety of new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by significantly reducing the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by backover accidents. Read More

New Mandatory Label to Help Owners Instantly Identify Recall Mailings

NHTSA's New Mandatory Label Will Help Owners Instantly Identify Recall Mailings

NHTSA announces that starting Feb. 18, all manufacturers must use a distinctive label on required mailings that notify owners of recalled vehicles or equipment. Read More

Get recalls information using NHTSA's SaferCar mobile app, or sign up for e-mail notification

It's Easier To Receive Recall Alerts With Our Free Android & Apple Apps, Or By Email

Download our free mobile app for Android devices or for Apple devices to receive more than recall alerts. You can file complaints and look up our 5-Star Safety Ratings. Or, you can subscribe for email alerts for up to 5 vehicles.


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More stars mean safer cars Remember: More stars mean safer cars. So check out our crash-test ratings before buying that new or used vehicle.

Get Help Installing Car Seats

Recommendations for using the right child car seat, and then find help installing them, including videos, at Parents Central.

15-Passenger Van Safety

These handle very differently from smaller passenger vehicles because they typically are longer, higher, and wider.

Safety Technologies

Vehicle-based features help drivers avoid crashes and keep better control of vehicles in dangerous situations.

Winter Driving Tips

Whatever your winter travel plans, take time to cruise our interactive tips on how to stay safe driving in dangerous situations.

Tire Safety Information

Proper tire pressure is the most important part of maintaining your tires. Check out our other tips to keep you rolling safely.
File a vehicle complaint. Search for recalls. Get help installing a child seat, at Parents Central on safercar.gov.

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