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Top US car safety regulator resigns

Top US car safety regulator resigns

Travelers are stuck in a traffic jam as people take to the road ahead of the busy Thanksgiving Day weekend in Chicago, Illinois, US, Nov. 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The top U.S. auto safety regulator is stepping down to return to the California Air Resources Board, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday.

Confirmed by an explanation of vote by the U.S. Senate in May, Steven Cliff had served as the NHTSA’s deputy administrator since February 2021 and oversaw the agency’s security investigations into Tesla (TSLA.O).

Cliff is a former deputy director at CARB and will become executive officer at CARB effective September 12.

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Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Mark Porter

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