NHTSA Chief Seeks Auto Recall Authority

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday expressed his general support for legislation to overhaul auto safety standards in the wake of widespread Toyota Motor Corp. recalls, but he also pressed for authority to act quickly to recall vehicles posing an immediate safety threat.

NHTSA Administrator David Strickland appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to testify in support of S. 3302, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010, introduced by committee chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on May 4...
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