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Center for Auto Safety
1825 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 330
District of Columbia
Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country. CAS has a small budget but a big impact on the
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Clarence Ditlow, the ...
Clarence Ditlow, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, told Bloomberg, "California won't give you a registration if you have an emissions recall.
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is the Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety
, founded by Consumers Union
and Ralph Nader, and he
is one of the country's leading public interest advocates.
He holds a degree in chemical engineering, a masters in law from Harvard Law School, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
He directs the Center for Auto Safety in improving auto safety, reliability and efficiency, his organization has played a major role in initiating numerous recalls of defective automobiles and parts over the years.
also led efforts to have "lemon laws" enacted in all 50 states to afford consumers effective redress for defective cars.
He has testified over 50 times before Congressional Committees on a variety of issues, including auto safety and warranties, air pollution, consumer protection, fuel economy, energy conservation, patents and inventions, and he was the leading consumer advocate involved in the passage of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the fuel economy provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.
is the author of numerous publications on consumers, auto safety, air pollution and transportation, and is frequently quoted in the press on these and other related subjects.
Mr. Ditlow is also on the Boards of Directors for Friends of the Earth, and Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety.
"$70 million is too small a ...
"$70 million is too small a price to pay," said Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety.
Honda should get the maximum ...
Honda should get the maximum fine for "massively" violating the law, said Clarence Ditlow, head of the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit watchdog group.
Honda hid more claims than it reported, so NHTSA should refer the case to the Justice Department for a criminal investigation, he said.
Ditlow said it "strains credulity" that a sophisticated company like Honda could make so many errors.
GM "should have recalled" the ...
GM "should have recalled" the Camaro earlier, said Clarence Ditlow, director of the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington-based watchdog group.
"GM said it's not the same problem, but it's a first cousin," Ditlow said.