Former NHTSA Head Blasts Coziness Between Watchdog Agency and Auto Industry

Calling NHTSA a "lapdog, not a watchdog," Joan Claybrook, former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the agency must adopt "tougher standards" for safety officials who go to work for the auto industry. Claybrook testified today at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection examining NHTSA operations. Claybrook, who served as NHTSA administrator during the Carter Administration, said she has found 40 cases of former NHTSA and...Full Story
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