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Audit Initiated of NHTSA's Stewardship and Oversight of Highway Safety Grants

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The Department of Transportation's top priority is to make our transportation system safer, but motor vehicle safety remains an ongoing safety concern. In fiscal year 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded $601 million in formula and incentive grants to States for conducting a wide range of highway safety programs aimed at reducing fatalities, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Our objective will be to assess NHTSA’s oversight of Federal highway safety grants provided to States. Specifically, we will determine whether (1) NHTSA Headquarters provides sufficient guidance to and monitoring of its regional offices for grant oversight activities and (2) NHTSA regional offices effectively use oversight tools to ensure grantee deficiencies are timely identified and addressed.