Consumer Groups Ask DOT & NHTSA for Public Participation in Autonomous Driving Policy Development
Joan Claybrook, the Center for Auto Safety’s Clarence Ditlow, Consumers For Auto Reliability and Safety’s Rosemary Shahan, Consumer Watchdog’s John M. Simpson, and Consumers Union’s William C. Wallace have signed a letter to the current DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and the current NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind for public participation in safety policy development. See attached letter.
Keep in mind that current DOT and NHTSA officials may soon go through the DOT/NHTSA Revolving Door as did so many other “public servants” to become corporate servants. Just one example, former NHTSA Deputy Administrator Ron Medford under George W. Bush went on to work for Google. Seehttps://www.careforcrashvictims.com/blog-nhtsacorpservants.php
Is it any wonder fatalities are rising from the current rate of nearly 100 crash deaths per day — and 400 serious injuries per day + losses valued by DOT policy at an estimated $2 Billion per day.
The main stream media so far has not paid enough attention to such tragic losses every day in the U.S.A. today and why we have not as a nation done better protecting the American people here at home.