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Senate Bills Take on Overdue Vehicle Safety Failures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 Contact: Jason Levine, [email protected], 202-328-7700 Four Real-World Vehicle Safety Bills Introduced…

Senate panel wants Hyundai, Kia to testify on engine fire reports

“We’re glad to see Sen. [Bill] Nelson and the Congress committee call Hyundai and Kia up to…

HOT CARS Act of 2017 Introduced Today in the U.S. Senate to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2017 Contact:  Amber Andreasen, 913-205-6973, [email protected] Advocates: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, [email protected] HOT CARS Act…

NHTSA Report to Congress: “Electronic Systems Performance in Passenger Motor Vehicles”

Click below to view the report: NHTSA Report to Congress: “Electronic Systems Performance in Passenger Motor Vehicles”…

Road Warrior: Safety advocates contend highway bill won’t cut it

Safety first!

Perhaps Congress could grasp what that accident-prevention slogan meant when it was coined during the golden age of railroading in 1873, a time when the federal government managed to scrape by on a $290 million budget. But this week, safety priorities seem open to question as House and Senate conferees attempt to patch together a transportation budget that would spend a few hundred times more each year than it took old Ulysses S. Grant to run the whole country back then.

Senate Committee’s No Vote Incenses Lawmakers Seeking Auto Safety Reforms

WASHINGTON — The push to impose criminal penalties on auto executives who fail to disclose deadly automobile defects hit another roadblock last week when a Senate committee voted down such a proposal.

Lawmakers and safety advocates who were pushing to institute criminal penalties for such behavior expressed dismay as that and a series of other auto safety reforms — including barring used-car dealers from selling vehicles with unrepaired recalls — also failed to proceed.

Senate Lawmakers Propose Sweeping Auto Safety Reforms

For Immediate Release
July 9, 2015

Contacts:
Bryan Gulley (Senate Commerce Committee Democratic Office) 202-224-7824
Josh Zembik (Blumenthal) 202-224-6452
Giselle Barry (Markey) 202-224-2742

Senate Lawmakers Propose Sweeping Auto Safety Reforms

Measure includes jail time, unlimited civil fines for concealing safety defects