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post #11 of 15 Old 04-16-2015, 03:19 PM
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The last bit of that article really makes you think:

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If NHTSA truly can’t effectively regulate auto safety because of technological or organizational shortcomings, those are problems that might be fixed. But if NHTSA is cutting GM slack, as the comparison with Toyota’s treatment seems to suggest, that would point to a far deeper, more troubling problem. The government’s close relationship with General Motors in the wake of its bailout is already a challenge to the notion that automakers compete on a level playing field. If that relationship has affected the objectivity of automotive safety regulation, consumers should be every bit as worried as the automakers.
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-16-2015, 03:45 PM
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Well the NHTSA and EPA already trusts auto companies to provide their own details on things like MPG and crash tests right now. The agencies come in and do their own testing to double check on things and keep companies on their toes but obviously that isn't the same as actually testing all the vehicles. Its kinda like how the IRS audits people or companies randomly or if they suspect something, but some people must get away with tax crime.



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post #13 of 15 Old 04-22-2015, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well the NHTSA and EPA already trusts auto companies to provide their own details on things like MPG and crash tests right now. The agencies come in and do their own testing to double check on things and keep companies on their toes but obviously that isn't the same as actually testing all the vehicles. Its kinda like how the IRS audits people or companies randomly or if they suspect something, but some people must get away with tax crime.
Sticking with your IRS analogy, this would be like the IRS sending you a special letter every year 'Thanks for not evading your Taxes!'.

It doesn't make sense, GM is being congratulated for following the law, which is an eerie admission that the default must be not....
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-25-2015, 08:34 PM
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I'm sure GM loves it though, having an organization like that congratulating them. They probably think customers will think highly of that.
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post #15 of 15 Old 05-02-2015, 02:42 PM
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Its called regulatory capture. There is a bit more pressure with the amount of recalls last year though.



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