NHTSA Rethinking Policy On Publicizing Automaker Fines

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering better publicizing its fines against automakers, after a $17.35 million penalty the agency leveled against Ford Motor Co. in June failed to gain media attention for more than a month.

NHTSA Administrator David Strickland told journalists at a Washington Automotive Press Association conference on Aug. 14 that the agency would reconsider whether it should formally announce fines, the Detroit News reported.

"I never want anybody in this room to feel like that this was something that was being...
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