As the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), I have the best job in the world. I work with a talented and committed staff to save lives […]Read More
About Guest blogger David Strickland
David L. Strickland is the fourteenth Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As the country's top automotive safety official, Mr. Strickland is committed to supporting NHTSA's longstanding mission of reducing crash-related injuries and fatalities while ensuring the highest standards of safety on the nation's roadways. Since being sworn into office on January 4, 2010, Mr. Strickland has overseen the development of the first national fuel efficiency program, helped establish ejection mitigation requirements for automakers, and brought national public focus to child passenger safety issues including the threat of heat stroke from hot cars and back-over deaths and injuries. Under Mr. Strickland's leadership, NHTSA is spearheading innovative research and data analysis while providing states and community partners with a variety of resources critical to occupant protection and highway safety. Mr. Strickland is a certified CPS seat technician and carries a valid motorcycle endorsement. Originally hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, he earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and his B.S. degree in communication studies and political science from Northwestern University.