NHTSA Fines Triumph Motorcycles
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has fined British company Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million for failing to report a defect. The fine includes a $1.4 million cash penalty, and Triumph must spend at least $500,000 to improve safety practices. The company could also face an additional $1 million fine if additional violations emerge.
The fine relates to Triumph’s September 2014 recall of more than 1,300 motorcycles because of a defect that could reduce steering capability, heightening the risk of a crash. NHTSA fined Triumph after an investigation found the company had failed to report the defect for more than a year, and that it did not submit required documents such as injury claims.
Driving is the most dangerous activity that a majority of people engage in on a regular basis. The last thing drivers need is for this already unsafe activity to be made even more dangerous by defective cars, trucks or motorcycles.
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