Keeping up with the latest car safety news is important for a number of reasons. It helps keep you and your family safe and can alert you to safety recalls on cars, as well as other products such as tires or child restraint systems. There are a number of ways to look at car safety reports but the easiest and most convenient is to do some on-line research.
On-line Sources – The majority of large automotive websites offer some type of auto safety information, as do many insurance sites. The most comprehensive site would have to be safercar.gov. This site is run by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) which is a division of the Department of Transportation. In addition to safercar.gov, the NHTSA’s own website is a treasure trove of safety information.
Safercar.gov – This website allows to you search its safety database by year, make and model of the vehicle. You can read car safety reports on most vehicles and sign up for email alerts or RSS feeds regarding manufacturer recalls. The site also offers tips on safe driving and information on tires and car seats. If you have experienced problems with your vehicle or car seat, you can file a complaint. One of the more useful features of the site is the ability to sign up for email alerts regarding any recalls for your specific year, make and model car.
NHTSA.gov – The NHTSA’s site provides more general safety information. If you are looking for statistics on seat belt use or traffic fatalities, this site can provide them as well as countless other stats. It provides information on new government safety programs and studies on fuel economy and government grants.
Keeping up with car safety news is not only interesting; it can help keep you and your family safe on the roads and highways of America. Safercar.gov and NHTSA.gov are the most comprehensive sites for traffic safety information.