Last week NHTSA published a notice for data call to 21 automakers to fulfill the requirements of Title 49, Part 583 - Automobile Parts Content Labeling. The estimated cost to automakers to produce the data and create labels for the various car lines, $2.4M.
In this morning’s Morning Shift Matt Hardibro pointed out that GM used a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to skirt the official recall notification process. He also hit on the legal requirement for a public facing VIN look up tool, something I wrote about last year.
4,432 – That’s the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles in 2011 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The federal agency recently launched a new campaign focused on pedestrian safety titled, Everyone is a Pedestrian. Was that ever in debate; who is or isn’t a pedestrian? If it was…
In January 10, 2012 the Department of Transportation wrote letters to members of Congress explaining they would not be able to meet their deadline of February 28, 2011 to implement a new law to improve rear visibility aimed at reducing the number of backover fatalities.