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Boston Herald: Sen. Ed Markey: Honda fines a ‘warning’

Reforms are “urgently needed” to prevent more auto deaths, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey said yesterday after Honda was hit with a record $70 million in fines for not reporting to regulators 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries.

“This fine is a warning signal to all auto companies that they should take their safety reporting system into the shop for a tune-up,” the Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement. “Reforms are still urgently needed to hold car companies accountable and provide more information to the public so they can be protected from fatal vehicle defects.”