Government Auto Safety Sites

Useful Links

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Advocates is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer.

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Safe Ride News Publications

Safe Ride News Publications provides in-depth, up-to-date information on the complex subject of child passenger protection and related traffic safety issues. As publisher of the industry's independent newsletter, Safe Ride News, it has been a national resource for reliable child passenger safety news and information for over 25 years.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. The Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention monitors trends in unintentional injuries in the United States, conducts research to better understand risk factors, and evaluates interventions to prevent these injuries. Unintentional injuries result in nearly 70,000 deaths and millions of nonfatal injuries each year. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for people aged 1-44.

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Buying a Safer Car. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)

Buying a Safer Car. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation.

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American Academy of Pediatrics

To help parents and pediatricians better understand how to use car safety seats, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated, more complete recommendations in the policy statement, "Selecting and Using the Most appropriate Car Safety Seats for Growing Children: Guidelines for Counseling Parents.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The Auto Safety Hotline 1-800-424-9393 The toll-free Auto Safety Hotline can provide information on recalls, record information about safety problems, and refer you to the appropriate government experts on other vehicle-related problems. You can even request information mailed to you within 24 hours of your call at no charge.

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Safety Belt Safe USA

Is your child’s car seat safe? More than 95% of the car seats checked by Safety Belt Safe U.S.A are being used incorrectly. Don’t’ take a chance with your child’s life! Safety Belt Safe U.S.A. offers a car seat checkup online.

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The Center for Auto Safety

Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country. CAS has a small budget but a big impact on the auto industry. With less than half what General Motors spends on a single Super Bowl commercial, CAS has taken on the auto giants and won for consumers.

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Car Safety Dot Org

Car Safety Dot Org strives to provide parents with information on the selection and safe installation of child safety restraints, including carseats, as well as car safety.

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CARS

A national, award winning, non-profit auto safety and consumer advocacy organization working to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect consumers from auto-related fraud and abuse.

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STUDY OF TEMPERATURES IN ENCLOSED VEHICLES

Every year dozens of children tragically die due to hyperthermia (heat stroke) after being left unattended in cars, trucks and vans. The initial phase of this study will be to monitor the actual temperatures inside a vehicle under a variety of meteorological circumstances.

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Injuries and Deaths Among Children Left Unattended in or Around Motor Vehicles

Injuries and Deaths Among Children Left Unattended in or Around Motor Vehicles

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Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

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Frequently Asked Questions for Extreme Heat

Frequently Asked Questions for Extreme Heat

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Prevention Institute

Prevention Institute is a non-profit national center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. Primary prevention means taking action to build resilience and to prevent problems before they oc

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