Shikha Dalmia on the Feds Botched Oversight of GM's Cobalts


Cobalt Crash

The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued the findings of its months-long investigation of NHTSA's (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) handling of GM's ignition switch debacle and they are damning!

It turns out the agency missed the true cause of why GM's 2005 Cobalt and its sister cars were sometimes suddenly stopping and crashing because it did not understand the workings of the advanced airbag systems that it had itself mandated.

Yet, instead, of begging for forgiveness for its manifest ineptitude in protecting the drivers in whose name it exists, its chief went before Congress last week, defiant and unrepentant, and demanded more money for more staff.