Senator Blumenthal on NHTSA
Politico reports that former 5 term Connecticut Attorney General, now Senator Blumenthal sees NHTSA as follows:
“It really is a prisoner of a culture of capture … too close to the industry,” the Connecticut Democrat said of NHTSA. “The car companies have a responsibility here to support a national recall” as well as backing an overhaul of NHTSA.
“NHTSA ought to be all over this industry,” the senator said, noting that it’s potentially too small, but the culture also needs to change.
ABC News reported Saturday the Department of Transportation will conduct a review of NHTSA.
“If the public were aware of the lawsuits that were brought, if they were settled in open view … there would be much quicker, more vigorous action,” Blumenthal said.”