Update: NHTSA Safety Culture Under Review by Obama Administration

Update: NHTSA Safety Culture Under Review by Obama Administration

October, 2014

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Finally!  After 6 years in Office, the Obama Administration will conduct a review of NHTSA.  This is after nearly 200,000 crash deaths, about 800,000 serious crash injuries, and $5 Trillion in losses in the U.S.A. under the Obama Administration.   For data sources see http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812013.pdf  and http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812055.pdf

Note: This was announced by a unnamed official, not President Obama.

“Concerned about safety lapses by the country’s top auto regulator, the Obama administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the agency to determine if “we have the dial set correctly” on safety, a senior administration official with knowledge of the review said on Friday.”http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/business/white-house-will-review-auto-safety-regulator.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw%2C{%221%22%3A%22RI%3A9%22}
Having worked to improve auto safety since 1978 at NHTSA, IIHS, and publishing at Care for Crash Victims since 2007 that “the dial has been set” incorrectly, this is finally hopeful news. 

But it remains to be seen whether or not we now get the hope and change we were promised and voted for in 2008 and 2012? Lou


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