• The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published an official request for comments on its proposed First Responder Incident Advanced Reporting Program (FRIAR);
  • Currently, suspected safety defects are reported to NHTSA’S office of Defects Investigation (ODI) through Vehicle Owner Questionnaires (VOQ), meaning these possible defects and other issues, are reported somewhat indirectly;
  • The proposed FRIAR program would create a process whereby ODI prioritizes a swift review of incidents or issues reported to ODI by first responders;
  • Comments are due Aug. 11 and may be submitted here;
  • Click here to read APWA’s Transportation Public Policy Priorities.

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