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NTSB: Regulators Failed at Jobs in Limo Crash That Killed 20

ALBANY, N.Y. — Federal investigators examining the 2018 crash of a stretch limousine that killed 20 people said Tuesday that state regulators repeatedly failed to oversee a poorly maintained vehicle with corroded brakes. National Transportation Safety Board members are expected …

NTSB: Limo Owner Evaded Safety Rules Before Fatal Crash

ALBANY, N.Y. — The owner of the stretched limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York repeatedly changed the listed number of seats in the vehicle and took other steps to avoid safety regulations, according to documents …

Reuters Report: How Secrecy in Courts Stymies Product Safety Regulation

LEBANON, Ohio — Something wasn’t right with the Rhino. Reports started trickling in to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 2005 of people being killed or injured in the Yamaha Motor Co. off-road vehicles when they tipped over. But …

Chao’s Record Suggests Skepticism on New Safety Regulation

Elaine Chao’s record at the Labor Department suggests she’d have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as transportation secretary and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible. Chao is President-elect Donald …

New Safety Regulations Sought for Child Car Seats

Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seeks to upgrade standards …

India Official: We’re Trying to Avoid Future Fires

The top official in India’s West Bengal state told mourners Monday that her government was working to ensure that a hospital fire that killed 93 people would be the last tragedy of its kind. Officials say lax safety standards contributed …