Government investigators blast NHTSA in new safety report

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Traffic flows along Coast Highway 101 through San Diego's North County beach town of Encinitas

The U.S. auto safety watchdog is racked by internal problems that have prevented the agency from acting to protect the public from deadly auto defects, including faulty GM ignition switches, according to federal investigators. An official U.S. Department of Transportation report, seen by Reuters, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lacks the data needed to identify safety issues, does not properly screen the data it has and has failed time and again to hold automakers accountable for problems among the more than 265 million cars and trucks on America’s roads. “Collectively, these weaknesses have resulted in significant safety concerns …read more