NEWS ALERT: Toyota owners may face court if in car crash

TOYOTA OWNERS with noticeably faulty cars who are aware their car is part of the recall by Toyota could be charged under the Road Traffic Act if involved in a traffic incident, it has emerged.
A solicitor specialising in road traffic law has raised concerns of whether Toyota owners would be liable in the event of an incident, if they had been made aware their car was part of a recall and noticed a problem with the accelerator.(MORE)

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Missed Signs in Toyota Recalls
INSIDE WASHINGTON: Toyota recalls marked by regulatory inertia, missed warning signs
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON February 6, 2010 (AP)
The Associated Press

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010 file photo, a shim that will be used to repair springs in the gas pedal... Expand
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010 file photo, a shim that will be used to repair springs in the gas pedal systems of recalled Toyota vehicles is displayed in Avon, Ind. President Barack Obama's administration was without a federal highway safety chief for most of its first year and, like the Bush administration before it, missed signals in the Toyota case.

When Peter Boddeart's Lexus lurched forward and rear-ended another vehicle in Fauquier County, Va., earning him a police citation, he wrote to federal regulators imploring them to look into his case "before someone ends up seriously injured or killed."

That was in 2003.

The years since have seen hundreds of drivers' complaints about unwanted acceleration of their Toyotas, six inconclusive federal investigations, multiple reports of deaths and repeated denials from the automaker that it had a major problem on its hands. (MORE)

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