Last updated on: 10/24/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“NHTSA estimates that the 21-year-old minimum drinking age laws have reduced traffic fatalities involving drivers 18 to 20 years old by 13 percent and have saved an estimated 27,052 lives [from 1975-2008].”

“Traffic Safety Facts,” nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“NHTSA provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to reducing motor vehicle crashes and injuries.

NHTSA spearheads innovative research and data analysis critical to motor vehicle and highway safety.

NHTSA leads the Nation by setting the motor vehicle and highway safety agenda.

NHTSA serves as the catalyst for addressing critical safety issues that affect the motor vehicle and highway safety communities.”

“About NHTSA,” nhtsa.gov (accessed July 23, 2009)

Mission:

“Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.”

“About NHTSA,” nhtsa.gov (accessed July 23, 2009)

Other:
US government agency
Contact Info:
Phone
202-366-9550
Email
None found
Website
nhtsa.dot.gov
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?