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CR Comments to NHTSA on NCAP Pedestrian Crashworthiness

Consumer Reports submitted a comment letter on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) plans to update the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) to provide consumers with information about the pedestrian crashworthiness of new vehicles. Given the stark rise in pedestrian deaths in recent years, CR calls on NHTSA to work expeditiously to finalize these updates while accounting for our comments and move to fully incorporate pedestrian protection into the NCAP five-star safety ratings system. It is also vital for NHTSA to complete its broader, long-overdue improvements to NCAP to make it much more helpful for consumers, as CR has advocated in previous comments.