Today, Americans are safer on our roads than ever before. Thanks to decades of effort, our vehicles better protect us in crashes and increasingly help us avoid crashes. We’ve seen dramatic reductions in drunk driving, increases in seat belt use, and are better addressing the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. We’re holding companies accountable when they don’t live up to their obligations to report safety defects, and our agency accountable for rooting out unsafe vehicles. We made significant progress in 2015. In 2016, we will double our efforts to keep Americans safe on the road, whether they drive, ride or walk.
–NHTSA Administrator Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D.