According to Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, cars are only placed under a federal recall if they have a dangerous defect or violate a federal standard. “These are really dangerous things that can injure and kill people and do all the time,” Levine said. “If you’re allowing federal employees to drive around in recalled vehicles, you’re not just putting the driver in danger, you’re putting everyone on the road who shares the road with those cars in danger.”
by Joce Sterman, Alex Brauer and Andrea Nejman
November 30, 2020
WASHINGTON (SBG) — A potential danger for drivers is being ignored by the federal government, and it may be putting everyone on the road at risk. An exclusive Spotlight on America investigation reveals tens of thousands of cars in the federal fleet across the country are under active safety recalls, but there’s been no action to fix them despite federal workers getting behind the wheel. Now, Spotlight on America’s discovery is forcing new action in Congress.