House subcommittee discusses roadway and vehicle safety

The subcommittee of Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade recently held a hearing to discuss the best ways to improve roadway and vehicle safety throughout the U.S.

“A car isn’t just how you get around when you are from Michigan,” Rep. Michael Burgess (R–TX), the chairman subcommittee, said. “It’s a neighbor’s job, it’s a fiber that connects our communities, and the backbone of our state’s economy. We take great pride in the industry’s inventiveness, resilience, and creativity. It is what has helped the industry become what it is today -- a global leader in vehicle safety, comfort and superior driving experiences.”

He said there is always room for improvement, especially when it comes to safety on U.S. roads and in U.S. vehicles.

“Over the past few years, we have seen the best of what the auto industry has to offer,” Burgess said. “It’s no secret that I am an optimist and believe that the future is bright for the auto industry, for Michigan, and this country. Unfortunately, we have also seen safety shortcomings and dishonesty along the way. I am glad we are here today to start talking about making fixes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and to the industry to ensure that cars are as safe as humanly possible.”

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