Federal Oversight of Car Safety Standards

Former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrators, automobile industry executives, and a Detroit News reporter… read more

Former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrators, automobile industry executives, and a Detroit News reporter who covered the Congressional hearings on the Toyota recalls talked about federal oversight of car safety standards. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Recent congressional hearings on Toyota Motor Company’s recalls have called into question the rigor of the government’s enforcement of these standards. 

NHTSA was created in 1966 to develop and enforce car safety standards with the goal of reducing deaths and injuries on America’s highways. During the February and March 2010 hearings, House and Senate Commerce Committee members questioned NHTSA enforcement efforts and the past hiring of former NHTSA officials by Toyota and other automakers. Clips from these hearings on February 23-24 and March 11, 2010 were shown. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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292879-1
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Call-In
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 6, 2010
Last Aired:
Apr 7, 2010

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  • Apr 06, 2010 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 2010 | 4:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 2010 | 6:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 2010 | 6:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 2010 | 12:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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