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The Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau is a subdivision of the Iowa Department of Public Safety.  Each state is required to have a highway safety program consistent with the uniform guidelines issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) administers the State of Iowa’s allocation of federal highway safety funds authorized on July 6, 2012, when President Obama signed into law P. L. 112-1412, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  MAP-21 authorizes the federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety and transit. 

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Real-time Vehicle Safety Information Now Available 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the nation’s leading authority on vehicle-related safety.  Real-time vehicle safety information from the web site is now available to consumers using iPhones and iPod Touches through a new, free app.

The app allows users to search NHTSA’s 5-Star Ratings for vehicles by make and model; locate car seat installation help; file a vehicle safety complaint; find recall information and subscribe to automatic notices about vehicle recalls.

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The Mission of the GTSB is to identify traffic safety problems and thereon develop and implement traffic safety programs designed to reduce death and injury on Iowa’s streets and highways through partnerships with local, county, state, and private sector agencies.  As such, the GTSB provides federally-funded grants to city, county and state entities, as well as hospitals, universities, and other non-profit agencies working to improve traffic safety in the State of Iowa.

Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau
215 E 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-6123
Fax: (515) 725-6133

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Created: 02-07-2006
Last Updated: 08-05-2013 (JGL)
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