Automotive Service Association (ASA)

ASA and NHTSA officials meet to discuss vehicle safety inspections

Last week, a group of ASA’s mechanical division leadership met with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) acting administrator to discuss the importance of vehicle safety inspection, as well as advancements in vehicle technology. During the meeting, David Friedman, NHTSA acting administrator, acknowledged that independent repairers are a valuable source of on-the-ground expertise and expressed interest in working directly with ASA’s members to collect information for the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI).

Bob Wills, AAM, ASA’s mechanical division director, said, “We certainly enjoyed meeting Administrator Friedman and look forward to working closely with the NHTSA team on related issues in the near future.”