The rate has risen since the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's report on 2011 model-year vehicles. For 2017 models, IIHS reported 36 deaths per million registration years, compared with 30 for 2014 models and 28 for 2011 models.
A fast-growing number of trade associations and other groups are urging members of Congress to "enact temporary liability protections for businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that work to follow applicable public health guidelines against COVID-19 exposure claims."
They called for "emergency legislative and administrative action" to repeal the program's requirement that 75 percent of the loan be used to cover payroll costs and 25 percent be used to cover mortgage, rent and utilities during an eight-week period.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association has named Francoise Colpron as chair of the trade group's board of directors. Colpron, group president of French supplier Valeo's North American unit, was the association's vice chair since November.
In late February, Sen. Tom Carper asked the agency's inspector general to open an investigation into "potentially unlawful efforts and procedural problems" related to the vehicle emissions rules. The new rules were completed March 31.