Auto safety recalls are supposed to protect the public from driving unsafe vehicles that can contribute to accidents and injuries. Despite 16.2 million cars and trucks being recalled last year, an additional million vehicles were not recalled last year due to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) not completing their investigations in a timely manner.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants hybrid and electric vehicles to be louder to help protect pedestrians throughout the U.S.
Starting this month, all new vehicles containing event data recorders or black boxes are required to meet certain criteria laid out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This streamlined approach will help to ensure the black boxes properly record crash information, are universally accurate and operate at a certain level of crash survivability.