While I am not so certain that the current hubbub about GM ignition keyswitches is all that big of a deal, the fact is that the NHTSA KNEW that there was an issue.
And they chose to do nothing. Nothing for YEARS.
So what, exactly, are we paying for all those folks at the NHTSA ? We apparently aren't getting anything for our money except a whole lot of bureaucracy, but nothing that keeps anyone safe.
Why, again, does this agency exist?