NHTSA News

Former NHTSA Administrator Joan Claybrook Criticizes DOT-Auto Makers Safety Deal Cut Behind Closed Doors

  For Immediate Release.Contact Joan Claybrook: 202-364-8755, 202-422-6731joan@joanclaybrook.com  STATEMENT OF JOAN CLAYBROOKON U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S “PROACTIVE”SAFETY PRINCIPLES  January 15, 2016 Today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is collaborating with the auto industry to develop “Proactive Safety Principles” is a dramatic step in the wrong direction especially …

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NHTSA blocks former chief from Toyota testimony

Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration blocked the agency’s former chief from testifying as a witness for Toyota Motor Corp. in a California civil suit, saying it could put the agency at risk. In a July 1 letter obtained by The Detroit News, a NHTSA lawyer told former …

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DOT Inspector General Report News and Coverage

  Defects at the agency that regulates car safety – 7/5/15 Detroit News Editorial: Watchdog NHTSA must fix its own defects – 6/25/15 NHTSA’s Recall Office is Failing – 6/24/15 Watchdog’s warning: Safety inspectors can’t spot the next major vehicle problem – 6/23/15 Another Report Finds NHTSA Failed To Hold …

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Help NHTSA turn car safety around: Our view

Federal watchdog now has the will and the leader needed for change. Congress needs to deliver the way. When the nation’s car safety watchdog fails to do its job, people are killed and maimed. Among the most recent casualties: Kylan Langlinais, of Lafayette, La. The 22-year-old died in April after …

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