Timeline, "45+ Years of Highway Safety," 2011

Summary

In 1966, America got serious about highway safety. Congress held a series of highly publicized hearings, made seat belts mandatory, and created the Department of Transportation. In 1970, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was born. NHTSA's timeline banner provides a look at the highway safety milestones achieved by federal and state agencies -- and grassroots America -- since the mid-1960s.

In 1966, America got serious about highway safety. Congress held a series of highly publicized hearings, made seat belts mandatory, and created the Department of Transportation. In 1970, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was born. NHTSA's timeline banner provides a look at the highway safety milestones achieved by federal and state agencies -- and grassroots America -- since the mid-1960s.

Artifact

Digital image

Date Made

2011

Subject Date

1966-2011

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2012.22.DS.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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