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Audit Initiated of NHTSA’s Oversight of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

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Self-initiated
Project ID
20S3009S000
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According to preliminary estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 36,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019. As part of its mission to prevent and reduce vehicle crashes, NHTSA establishes Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that incorporate Federal laws intended to improve traffic safety. Given the importance to the traveling public that all new vehicles and components meet Federal safety standards, we are initiating this audit. The objective of this self-initiated audit is to assess NHTSA’s efforts to set and enforce Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.