US Weighs New Brake Rules After Toyota Recalls

Law360, New York (March 2, 2010, 6:08 PM EST) -- In the wake of massive Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle recalls, federal officials told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee members Tuesday that they were considering requiring electric brake override systems to be installed in many Toyota models and, potentially, all vehicles sold in the U.S.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was “looking at the possibility of recommending the brake override system in all manufactured automobiles” in response to lawmakers' criticism that federal auto regulators were falling behind in their safety mission,...
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