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NHTSA faces pressure to take stronger measures to improve child car seat safety standards
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is facing pressure from New York Attorney General Letitia James and a coalition of 18 attorneys general to strengthen child car seat safety standards.
In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and NHTSA, the federal agency within the DOT, James and the coalition of attorneys general are urging the "NHTSA to expeditiously create and implement side-impact standards for child car seats."
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"We are concerned about NHTSA’s failure to implement such standards, despite a mandate to do so from Congress over 20 years ago," the letter reads. "As a result of NHTSA’s inaction, there currently is no government standard for side-impact testing in the United States for any child restraint system."
Failure to implement such standards, "unnecessarily endangers children on the road and does a huge disservice to families," the letter continues.
Representatives for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not immediately return FOX Business' request for comment.