David Strickland

U.S. safety laws poised for revamp

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Capitol Hill's reaction to General Motors CEO Mary Barra's testimony last week sent a clear signal to Washington insiders: Congress is probably headed toward a round of reforms to U.S. laws and standards.... Read More »

 

Strickland: Musk has a point with 'recall' barb

5:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2014
Billionaire Elon Musk has a point in complaining about the word "recall" being used to describe fixes to Tesla Motors' Model S, said David Strickland, who left last week as the top U.S. auto-safety regulator.... Read More »

 

Outgoing NHTSA chief Strickland to join D.C. law firm

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
David Strickland, the outgoing administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will join Venable LLP, a Washington corporate law firm, as a partner by the end of January, the firm said today.... Read More »

 

Strickland resigns as NHTSA boss

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
The departure of David Strickland as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will leave his successor to oversee such high-profile tasks.... Read More »

 

Strickland stepping down as head of NHTSA

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
David Strickland, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is leaving the agency. Strickland, 45, has been the United States' top auto safety regulator since early 2010. NHTSA's current second-in-command, David Friedman, a fuel economy expert who worked at the advocacy group Union of Concerned Scientists before joining the agency earlier this year, was named acting administrator.... Read More »

 

NHTSA chief will speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
David Strickland, who has pushed for wider adoption of safety features such as automatic braking, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and automated driving as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress in January.... Read More »

 

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Click it, or tick it off your shopping list

12:08 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2013
If you are the type of car enthusiast who has nightmares about hot new European cars that never make it to the United States, then you need to ask yourself a question: Do you wear your seat belt?... Read More »

 

NHTSA vows aggressive stance on recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Despite the government's truce with Chrysler Group over the safety of aged Jeep vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator says his agency will keep taking an expansive view of what justifies a safety recall. To avoid recalls, automakers must stay "within the zone of reasonable risk," David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told Automotive News last week.... Read More »

 

NHTSA boss: 'I am not going to shy away' on Jeep recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2013
David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, took office at the start of 2010, just as Toyota started a series of recalls over unintended acceleration that ultimately included more than 14 million vehicles worldwide.... Read More »

 

Marchionne, regulators cut recall deal in private meeting

2:10 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2013
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland met in Chicago June 9 to discuss the automaker’s allegedly dangerous Jeep SUVs, a Detroit newspaper reported today.... Read More »

 

NHTSA confirms new deputy, considers push for automatic braking

3:51 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed David Friedman, previously a transportation analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, as its new deputy administrator.... Read More »

 

NHTSA recommends disabling built-in texting, Web browsing

1:50 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2013
Federal regulators, moving to curb distracted driving, issued final voluntary safety guidelines today that would disable certain in-vehicle functions such as manual texting and video phoning while driving.... Read More »

 

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