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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Has Only 51 People to Track 250M Vehicles


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has had its staff reduced by one-fifth and its budget stagnates for more than 10 years when the Congress decided to strengthen it. Although no connection has been made between the staff cuts and the failure to earlier recall the 1.6 million GM vehicles, safety advocated believe that the NHTSA does not have enough resources ...
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