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NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation Flat File Downloads

Click here to visit the NHTSA ODI Flat File Download Webpage Complaints FLAT_CMPL.zip Import_Instructions.pdf CMPL.txt Defect Investigations FLAT_INV.zip INV.txt Recalls FLAT_RCL.zip RCL.txt Import_Instructions_Recalls.pdf FLAT_RCL_Qtrly_Rpts.zip RCL_Qtrly_Rpts.txt Manufacturer Communications FLAT_TSBS.zip TSBS.txt Manufacturer_Communications.pdf

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Agency Under Scrutiny for Oversight of Highway Money

The Department of Transportation’s inspector general is investigating whether the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been checking on whether $601 million it gave to states for highway safety has been properly used.

The money was given to the states during the 2011 fiscal year for “a wide range of safety programs aimed at reducing fatalities, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes,” according to the inspector general’s announcement Monday.

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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.”

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