Senator Steve Daines wants answers from the national highway traffic safety administration on a delayed recall, after an accident killed six people last year on Highway 12.
A three forks fire truck collided with a pick-up truck due to a part failure on the fire truck.
Daines pressured NHTSA during a committee hearing in D.C, as to why a full recall of the defective part took approximately one year to institute.
Daines also pointed out the component was part of an initial recall from more than a decade ago.
Daines: “turns out this exact component was a NHTSA approved solution to a previous recall that occurred in 2003.” said Daines
Daines says NHTSA must establish necessary reforms to increase efficiency.