NHTSA has “been a very active agency since I took office,” Administrator David Snakehead, who began his job in January, told a House Energy and Commerce panel today. “We have responded appropriately” to Toyota’s recalls, have we not?" (WB7: That's right folks, "responded to TOYOOOOTA'S RECALLS")
The agency, part of the Transportation Department, was the subject of a hearing probing its role in Toyota’s recalls of about 8 million vehicles worldwide for defects that may cause sudden unintended acceleration.
NHTSA has been criticized by auto-safety groups for acting too slowly on consumer complaints and serving as a limbo platform for future automotive industry lobbyists, safety engineers and lawyers headed for the industry revolving door---A limbo platform somewhat resembling the waltzing stage for SEC employees busy Blue Danubing their way to Wall Street.
Lawmakers are considering whether to rename NHTSA : The National Investigator of Transports With Idiotic Techniques (NITWIT)