Most of the time, government agencies impact the daily lives of Americans “in the background.” For example, most people don’t think about the impact that the Internal Revenue Service has on their experience unless it’s tax season. Similarly, most people don’t consider the activities of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unless something has gone terribly wrong with their vehicle.
The NHTSA is the government agency that is most directly tasked with minimizing the likelihood that travelers will be killed, injured and/or sustain property damage while they’re traveling on the nation’s roads. One of the ways in which the NHTSA accomplishes this goal is by facilitating voluntary recalls of unsafe auto parts and ordering involuntary recalls in the event that a manufacturer is uninterested in taking accountability for endangering the public.
Why you should pay attention to NHTSA activities
If you scroll the news section of your favorite search engine after typing in “NHTSA,” you’ll discover information about recent auto recalls and auto-related safety efforts made by the agency. Keeping up to date with government agency news is worth some time at least once a month to protect your family’s safety.
Every day, thousands of people’s lives change in the blink of an eye when they experience the impact of an auto accident. When those accidents are caused by defective parts or poor manufacturing processes, it may be possible to hold the manufacturer or dealer responsible for your injuries and losses. You may also have a claim against the driver if driver error or negligent maintenance is an issue. If you’ve been injured in a crash, find out more about what it takes to get fair compensation.