READING - Auto Safety Report

NHTSA logoThis report on auto safety from is aimed at the new Biden administration in the United States. It advocates turning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from "a sporadic, meek consultant to the auto giants" to a strong law enforcement agency. Citing "NHTSA’s inaction and institutional abandonment by Congress and the White House," and "NHTSA’s tiny budget, now far less than what is spent on military bands" it expresses the hope that the administration will begin a new day of public safety.

What does this have to do with Canada? Our lawmakers often follow the US lead in lock step. In fact, some of our motor vehicle safety standards are little more than the US legislation edited to change American references to Canadian ones. So, we do have a stake in the outcome.

Read Safer Vehicles and Highways from the Center for Study of Responsive Law.