Reuters reports two non-profit organizations, the Center for Auto Safety and Kids and Cars Inc., filed suit against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), accusing the agency of being too slow to implement 2012 legislation signed by President Obama requiring that back seat passengers be warned if they do not buckle up. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is named as a defendant in the suit. According to the organizations, close to 1,000 rear passengers are killed every year for not wearing their seat belts. The suit “seeks to require NHTSA…to start the rulemaking process immediately and within one year implement a final rule, which was supposed to take effect by October 2015.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.