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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:37

Senator McCaskill to grill GM CEO

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will lead a Senate hearing on Wednesday to examine General Motors’ recent decision to recall 2.6 million vehicles for defective ignition switches that have been linked to at least 12 deaths.

McCaskill is Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance.

The subcommittee has jurisdiction over several federal agencies, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Senator McCaskill’s hearing will focus on GM’s decisions, over more than 10 years, to not issue a safety recall, and will consider whether the NHTSA has the capability, data, and resources to effectively monitor vehicle safety defects.

McCaskill’s panel will hear from GM’s CEO Mary Barra, NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General Calvin Scovel.

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   Off-duty St. Charles County deputies will no longer help out when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to conduct roadside impaired driving checkpoints, as the did last weekend.  

   Sheriff's Lieutenant Dave Tiefenbrunn told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the off-duty deputies flagged motorists to pull over so that NHTSA staff could offer them cash in exchange for submitting blood and saliva samples as part of a study.  Tiefenbrunn said even though the survey was voluntary, the public might not have known they had a choice.  

   The ACLU and officials in other states have raised concerns about the legality of using uniformed officers to help.   

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