Report: Key Administrator Leaving NHTSA

Aug. 12, 2019
Regulators anticipate that Heidi King, deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will soon leave the administration.

Aug. 12, 2019—Regulators anticipate that Heidi King, the deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will soon leave the administration, according to a report by E&E News.

King is a chief architect of President Trump's rollback of clean car standards.

"I heard (not from her) but I don't know why [or] where she is going," California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols said in an email to E&E News.

Along with EPA, NHTSA is proposing to freeze CAFE standards at 2020 levels through model year 2026. That would allow cars to travel 35 mpg on average by 2025, rather than the 50 mpg mandated by President Obama.

Sponsored Recommendations

Best Body Shop and the 360-Degree-Concept

Spanesi ‘360-Degree-Concept’ Enables Kansas Body Shop to Complete High-Quality Repairs

How Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrow Collision Center, Achieves Their Spot-On Measurements

Learn how Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrison Collision Center, equipped their new collision facility with “sleek and modern” equipment and tools from Spanesi Americas...

ADAS Applications: What They Are & What They Do

Learn how ADAS utilizes sensors such as radar, sonar, lidar and cameras to perceive the world around the vehicle, and either provide critical information to the driver or take...

Banking on Bigger Profits with a Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth

The addition of a heavy-duty paint booth for oversized trucks & vehicles can open the door to new or expanded service opportunities.