Auto Recalls Spawn New Safety Legislation

//Auto Recalls Spawn New Safety Legislation

Auto Recalls Spawn New Safety Legislation

By David Mittleman

One of the biggest news stories of 2014 was the record number of automotive recalls. From faulty GM ignition switches to dangerous Takata airbags and everything in between, about 64 MILLION vehicles were recalled in the United States, surpassing the old record by almost 10 million units. Concerns over slow-acting automakers compromising consumer safety has led to new legislation that should help protect motorists.

Whistle-Blowers Rewarded

The new bill emerged from the Senate Commerce Committee. It aims to protect and reward whistle-blowers who inform the government of potential reporting violations committed by auto manufacturers. …read more