Obama Nominates Rosekind To Top NHTSA Post

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
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obama nominates rosekind to top nhtsa post

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may have finally found its new administrator.

Autoblog reports President Barack Obama nominated National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind to the agency’s top post. Rosekind served on the NTSB for four years, where he focused on accident investigations, impaired driving and fatigue concerns. He also directed NASA’s Fatigue Countermeasures Program, and headed the space agency’s aviation operations branch in flight management and human factors division.

Rosekind would replace deputy administrator David Friedman, whose 10-month tenure has been fraught with accountability issues regarding the February 2014 General Motors ignition switch recall, as well as the ongoing Takata airbag recall crisis.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Lie2me Lie2me on Nov 21, 2014

    Wow, this guy actually seems qualified and not in the pocket of any special interests, amazing

    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Nov 21, 2014

      And he looks kinda like Lando Calrissian! Would you trust Lando Calrissian? Actually, don't answer that.

  • Tinn-Can Tinn-Can on Nov 21, 2014

    Maybe he will pull the NHTSAs head out of their posterior and focus on things that actually matter, like making rear amber turn signals mandatory...