One in five vehicles on the road today has an unrepaired safety recall. GHSA has partnered with the National Safety Council (NSC) to spread the word that it is important – and easy – to check a vehicle’s recall status at CheckToProtect.org.
Check To Protect has developed toolkits for State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to share with law enforcement agencies in their state so that officers can help educate vehicle owners in their community about the importance of checking for recalls.
In 2018, GHSA and Check To Protect partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for a pilot program providing these toolkits to law enforcement in the state. More than 40 agencies across Texas received the materials, which include palm cards, posters, giveaways, magnets, talking points, and social media graphics. By distributing resources and information to the public during traffic stops, everyday interactions, and online, officers were able to spread the word about the importance of checking for recalls across a variety of mediums.
A May 2019 National Law Enforcement Liaison Program webinar presented the pilot program, addressing successes, challenges and lessons learned. Access the webinar recording and download the presentation slides here.
More information about future expansion of this program and toolkit availability is coming soon. If your SHSO is interested in getting involved, contact Amadie Hart at email@example.com.
For more information about Check To Protect, visit CheckToProtect.org.