Statement on Failure to Pass Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010

by Clarence Ditlow, Executive Director Center for Auto Safety

With highway deaths once again rising after a 4-year downturn, Congress’ failure to pass the Motor Vehicle Safety Act is a public healthtragedy.  In a year that began with runaway Toyota’s & ended with Windstar rear axle fractures, one thing is clear – NHTSA does not have the authority or resources to stand up to an auto industry that always has and always will place profits above safety.