Senator Blumenthal on NHTSA

Senator Blumenthal on NHTSA

October, 2014

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

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.”


I have been reluctantly coming to the same sad conclusion for years now.  NHTSA is no longer the regulatory agency I worked at to advance safety beginning in 1978 and retiring from in January 2007. Lou


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