Statements

Center for Auto Safety statement regarding the essential nature of vehicle repair and maintenance during COVID-19 shutdowns

March 23, 2020 Center for Auto Safety statement regarding: The essential nature of vehicle repair and maintenance during COVID-19 shutdowns In these unprecedented times, it has never been more important the vehicles transporting our critical workers are safe and able to be repaired.  We write today to urge your jurisdiction …

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Center for Auto Safety Statement on White House and DOT “AV 4.0” Document

CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY Statement on Department of Transportation and White House National Science and Technology Council’s “AV 4.0” Document, released January 8, 2020: “AV 4.0 is the perfect encapsulation of the administration’s principles on vehicle safety: say the right words and do the wrong things. Writing the word ‘safety’ …

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Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Reject GM’s Fourth Incomplete Petition Regarding Takata Airbag Inflators

December 19, 2019 Today, the Center for Auto Safety submitted a letter to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to General Motors’ (GM) fourth submission of additional information relating to GM’s Petition for Inconsequentiality regarding defective Takata airbag inflators in millions of their vehicles, including some of GM’s …

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NHTSA Grants Center for Auto Safety Petition to Investigate Nissan Rogue Automatic Emergency Braking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2019 Contact: Katherine Pedersen, (202) 328-7700 x406, kpedersen@autosafety.org Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety on NHTSA granting the Center’s petition to investigate false activation of the 2017-18 Nissan Rogue Automatic Emergency Braking system: “While we are pleased to see NHTSA finally …

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Center Calls On NHTSA To Expand Proposed Advanced Driver Assistance System Study To Include All Driver Age Groups

Today the Center submitted formal comments to NHTSA regarding a proposed study of how drivers interact with ADAS. The Center strongly supports this research and commends NHTSA for proposing to undertake the study.  The potential for ADAS, when they work as advertised, to save lives is clear. However, because drivers …

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Center Calls on NHTSA to Require Longer Record Keeping of Safety Defect Information by Manufacturers

For decades the Center for Auto Safety has argued current requirements which require manufacturers only retain records related to safety defects for five years is woefully inadequate and outdated. NHTSA has proposed to extend the record retention period for 10 years – the minimum required by Congress. What’s more, even …

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Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding NHTSA Oversight Hearings on June 19 and 20

For Immediate Release June 19, 2019 Contact: Jason Levine, jlevine@autosafety.org or 202-328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding NHTSA Oversight Hearings on June 19 and 20 Senate and House Committees Call Deputy Administrator King to Testify The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that pedestrian, bicyclist, and truck …

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