NHTSA Seeks Applications from States for Pilot Program Aimed at Notifying Vehicle Owners of Recalls
A successful program will increase awareness of motor vehicle safety defects and improve roadway safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking applications from states for a pilot auto recall notification program required under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
The FAST Act requires that NHTSA implement a two-year pilot grant program with up to six states to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a state process for informing consumers of open motor vehicle recalls at the time of motor vehicle registration.
NHTSA says that a successful program will increase awareness of motor vehicle safety defects, improving safety on a state's roads.
States have up to 60 days to submit an application for a grant.
About the FAST Act
President Obama signed the FAST Act into law on December 4, 2015—making it the first federal law in more than a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs.