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US car watchdog back in action with new chief

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 05:50
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Since taking over the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mr Rosekind (left) has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles.

Washington

THE US car safety watchdog, long criticised as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects.

Having taken the helm of