Poor Records Thwart Investigation of Federal Safety Agency
An investigation into whether the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made good use of about $900 million on research projects has stopped, in part because the safety agency’s records are “incomplete.”
The investigation was started in August 2008 by the inspector general of the Transportation Department, which includes the safety agency.
The investigative body was looking into how N.H.T.S.A. spent research funds in contracts or grants to “states, universities, commercial entities and nonprofit organizations for their behavioral and vehicle safety research.”