NHTSA is taking its 5-Star Safety Ratings program into a new safety era and encouraging automakers to produce cars with better crash protection and new technology innovations that will save lives. The agency plans to revolutionize the way it crash-tests cars and rates vehicles to promote an even higher level of safety and put that knowledge to work for consumers. Significant changes include an additional crash test, new and more human-like crash test dummies, the inclusion of advanced crash-avoidance technologies, and pedestrian protection. For details click here. Consumers will get this information in the familiar, easy-to-understand 5-Star Safety Ratings. One star is the lowest rating and five stars is the highest. More stars mean safer cars. We want to know what you think. Send us your feedback by clicking here.
Request for Comment Note from NHTSA: The Administrator signed the following document on December 8, 2015 and we are submitting it for publication in the Federal Register. While we have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this Internet version of the document, it is not the official version. Please refer to the official version at the Federal Register. You can access it on the Federal Register website here.