Trump Shutdown Shutters National Highway Traffic Safety Agency Until Further Notice

With the Trump shutdown now three weeks old, things are starting to happen to the health and safety network that has for years protected consumers and automakers alike. For example, consumers have benefited from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and its recalls and investigations that have yielded safer autos. And, there are the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that have prescribed the way automakers must build cars and what safety equipment is mandatory…