H.R. 5381, The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 (3 comments ↓ | 3 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 5381 would require motor vehicle safety standards relating to vehicle electronics and to reauthorize and provide greater transparency, accountability, and safety authority to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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How to kill a country..

July 23, 2010, 1:09pm (report abuse)

This absurd Bill is just to milk money out of people. To call it the Toyota Bill is just WRONG. Toyota stock is the highest in the industry and this is just an attempt to Dumb-Size it like the other manufactures. Toyota cars are the safest out there. What is even more absurd is that there is already a device to kill the engine.. It's called the Ignition Key! While the deaths are regrettable, the gene pool is now a bit cleaner if the person does not just "turn it off!" The car is already designed to maintain vacuum in the brake booster for five presses after the engine stalls. If equipped with power steering, the steering is maintainable until the car is brought to a stop. When I taught my children to drive I showed them what is was like to have an engine out and what effect the car has with it off. Dealing with a stiff car is far better than going off a cliff and becoming a stiff. This is just a simple training issue, nothing more. Fix unemployment not cars..

Averill Hecht

August 5, 2010, 7:51pm (report abuse)

This is the same "Chucky" Schumer who wants to put more phony security devices for are so called safety. The company is of course in New York, and I'm sure he is getting big contributions for his god work from a big donor! Why can't these libs just stop regulating and making new laws just for the sake of keeping their name in the paper?


January 15, 2011, 12:48pm (report abuse)

If Nader, et al, want a "body" to police electronics and safety issues, perhaps they should make inquiries to the FIA, Federation Internationale de L’Automobile, Foundation. One of their missions, automotive safety and the road car, meshes with the perceived need without huge additional cost to U.S. taxpayers.

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