Sens. Unveil Sweeping Auto Safety Measures

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT) -- Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Mark Pryor, D-Ariz., have introduced a bill that would impose strict new controls on automakers and boost a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that has faced criticism for its handling of a spate of recent vehicle recalls.

The bill, dubbed the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010, aims to strengthen auto safety requirements, increase fines against offending automakers, beef up the NHTSA's budget and make it easier for consumers to learn about vehicle defects, the senators said Tuesday.

Rockefeller, chairman of...
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