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More on the NHTSA Recall Shenanigans

This what regulatory capture looks like, folks.  Between the Obama administration’s fear of being painted as “anti-business” and the self-interest of regulators who want cush jobs at the automakers, this is what we get:

In 2008, NHTSA's defect investigations led to a record 191 recalls, according to agency data. But the same year, the Center for Auto Safety's Clarence Ditlow says 126 recalls were due to wheelchair lifts made by a single company.

Source: Changed auto recall accounting methods raise questions

For more about regulatory capture, check out Trial Lawyers Can't Fix Regulatory Capture.