Senate Bill To Improve Automaker Warning Reporting System

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT) -- In response to reports of at least dozen deaths linked to an ignition defect in the now-recalled 1.6 million General Motors Co. vehicles, two senators introduced legislation Tuesday to require auto manufacturers to make public information about fatal accidents and provide additional data to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced the Early Warning Reporting System Improvement Act that would require NHTSA to make the information about fatal accidents accessible and searchable by the public, according to...
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