National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. The agency investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations, conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety, and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics.

Contact the Agency or Department

Website: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Contact In-Person: Child Car Seat Fitting Station Locator

Address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building

Washington, DC 20590

Phone Number: 1-202-366-4000 (Department of Transportation Switchboard)

Toll-free: 1-888-327-4236

TTY: 1-800-424-9153