National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency that works to, “Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce vehicle-related crashes.” To fulfill this mission the NHTSA continuously strives to document and research auto accidents across the United States. With the information they gather the NHTSA is able to better understand what causes accidents. This data is then transferred to safety programs, where the NHTSA works to spread the word about the best ways to prevent car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.
Please use the following links and information as a basic guide to the NHTSA website. We hope that the information provided below will help you better understand the mission of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as it relates to auto accidents in Connecticut and across the nation.
- Traffic Accident Statistics (CT)– This page breaks down the number of traffic deaths stemming from car, truck and motorcycle accidents in the state of Connecticut. Listed causes for accidents causing at least one fatality include alcohol-impaired driving and speed- related accidents. Information on fatal accidents is also listed by county. Fatality rates for the counties of Windham, Tolland, New London, Hartford and Middlesex are listed here.
- Traffic Safety– Traffic safety is a broad topic that covers issues such as child passenger safety, distracted driving, motorcycles and aggressive driving.
- Vehicles and Equipment- On this page you will be able to learn more about how to report possible defects that affect your car, truck, child safety seat and more. Topics of interest on this page include air bag safety, safety belts, tires, recalls and defects.
- Recalls and Defects– A branch of the NHTSA, safecar.gov, makes available comprehensive information on auto and auto part recalls and defects. One of the more useful areas is a page that allows you to sign up for e-mail notifications on recalls affecting tires, child restraints, cars, trucks, motorcycles, helmets and school busses.
The Connecticut accident attorneys of Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the information and links listed above help you better understand auto safety and the prevention of car, truck and motorcycle accidents.
If you were hurt during a car crash and need help please do not hesitate to contact your CT personal injury attorney at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren for your free consultation. We have been helping the injured of Storrs, Windham, Brooklyn and Tolland for over 30 years and strive to get our clients maximum compensation for their injuries.