Automobile safety guidelines and resources

safer     SafeCar.gov
provides a monthly updated of recalled automobiles.  The report includes Safety Recalls and NonCompliance Notices for the following categories: child seat safety, equipment, tires, automobiles, trucks, tractors, motor coaches, motor homes, travel trailers and coaches, sunroofs, freight vans, municipal equipment, motorcycles, electric low-speed vehicles, utility vehicles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, RV’s and even horse trailers.  This report includes a description of the defect/safety issue and information on who to contact regarding your vehicle. Updated monthly.  Automobile Recall Reports (updated monthly)

airbag     Air Bag Safety
This site offers important information to help you stay safe in a vehicle with air bags. Frontal air bags have saved 25,782 lives between 1987 and 2008. However, they are supplemental safety devices. Always wear your seat belt.

safetexting     Don’t Text and Drive Teen Driver Pledge
“When you text and drive…It takes your eyes off the road on average of five seconds at a time. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field – completely blind.” –Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research

nhtsa     National Highway Transportation and Safety Association
NHTSA, established in 1970, directs highway safety and consumer programs and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. For more than 30 years the agency has set the standard for safety, helping consumers find safer cars with its 5-Star Safety Ratings.

green     Green Vehicle Guide
Green Vehicle Guide: An interactive resource that rates cars and trucks based on emissions and fuel efficiency. The Green Vehicle Guide can help you choose the cleanest, most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs. Vehicles with low emissions and good fuel economy are important for the environment because they create less air pollution and conserve natural resources.

AAA     Foundation for Traffic Safety
The AAA Foundation is currently working on several projects in each of its four research focus areas: safety culture, senior safety and mobility, teen driver safety, and road safety. This page contains a brief synopsis of each study, and is updated periodically as milestones are achieved.

womenDriver     Women Drivers
Women Drivers: This website connects women and families to certified Women-Drivers Friendly™ car dealers. Car dealers are recognized as certified Women-Drivers Friendly by consumers who rate their actual Purchasing, Browsing and Servicing experiences at dealerships in the United States.

The Links and Resources on this page are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to replace information from qualified professionals.

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