Our comments today come down to two points. First, with more than 37,000 people dying on U.S. roads in each of the last two years, NHTSA must do much more to fulfill its core mission to save lives on our roads. Second, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) is an essential, trusted, life-saving consumer information program that must be strengthened and improved.

Through its comparative data on the safety of new vehicles, NCAP provides a clear way to leverage the power of the market to improve safety and save lives. NHTSA should seize that opportunity, and expand on it, by making significant enhancements so that NCAP is a challenging, straightforward, and dynamic program. Consumers are depending on it.

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