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US government proposes increased fines on auto safety issues


The Obama administration has moved to promote the NHTSA substantially increasing the legal fine for an automaker that doesn’t reveal safety defects. While this move should act as a deterrent for the automakers, it’s at the moment still only a proposal – because it first needs Congressional approval and it’s still unclear if it could retroactively apply to General Motors as ...
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