• May 20, 2010
Thanks to the barrage of Toyota recalls in recent months, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has its eyes on more power. According to The Detroit News, David Strickland (pictured), who heads up the government safety agency, recently met with the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss his agency's need for the ability to order immediate recalls, halt production or stop the importation of vehicles that pose an imminent and significant safety risk. The House of Representatives has already drafted a bill that would give NHTSA those powers. Meanwhile, the Senate has created a new auto safety bill that Strickland believes falls short of giving his agency the power it needs.
Even if Congress awards NHTSA a greater reach, the majority of recalls would still fall squarely on automaker shoulders. The move would simply allow the government to respond more quickly if a manufacturer drags its heels during the recall process.

[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "Big Government looking to grow."
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was going to suggest he "augment his fitness routine"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, who drank the biodiesel?
      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG!!! I am laughing so much my abs are hurting! It's a feeling mr. recall chief will never know.

      LOL. what a comment ToytaDieHard!!!! Def agree he should have been recalled back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      and there should have been a hefty fine...
      still a bunch of bureacrats who couldn't get a job elsewhere
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Doctor says I swallow alot of aggression....along with alot of pizza's"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nanny state.
      • 4 Years Ago
      He is to fat to be safety conscious.... My God....
      • 4 Years Ago
      You ppl are laughing now. But you won't be laughing when the GUB-MENT put's more regulations on the INTER TUBES to bust commenters for hate crimes!

      If you like your freedom of speech you'd better pay attention to what's really going down!

      Goverment total controll of the country and this is just another way to incrementally move in that direction.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Report: NHTSA chief looking to augment safety arm's fat-to-bone ratio.


      /Revised headline
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      NHTSA chief?! I thought he was that guy in that movie with Robin Williams... And Jude Law. :}
      • 4 Years Ago
      NHTSA Chief must have an..."NHTSA Chief sized" driver side airbag on his gov issued car (to catch his "frame").

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