The Highway Safety Act was created in 1966. This act was created to make sure that each vehicle we made safer and that additional features where added to vehicles so that they could be made safer and reduce the number of fatalities that were caused from motor vehicle accidents. They also tried to make the public more aware of the decisions that they were making so that they would make safer decisions. Reducing underage drinking, using seatbelts, and using child restraint seats all led up to less fatality accidents.
When Congress got involved in 1966 it was determined that emergency medical response needed to be improved as well. The amount of emergency responders needed to be increased and the equipment that was used needed to be upgraded and improved so that the number of people that died before they could reach the hospital would be decreased. The Emergency Medical Services Systems Act is how all of these things came into play. Providing more training and more emergency rescue vehicles to help in the event of any emergency or accident helped the people that have been affected.