Senators Demand Immediate Implementation of Long-Delayed Auto Safety Whistleblower Program

As previously reported by Whistleblower Network News, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has failed to publish rules implementing a Congressionally-mandated auto safety whistleblower program. On March 23, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg demanding that the DOT immediately implement the whistleblower program.

“Over the past few years, we have observed increasingly devastating and tragic motor vehicle safety defects, which could have been prevented if the auto manufacturers did not ignore substantial safety concerns that originated during the manufacturing process,” wrote Senators Blumenthal and Markey, members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.