The thought of making a useless entity like NHTSA more "effective" is terrifying.
These are the same people (and the then Secretary Joan Claybrook whose smug testimony on Wednesday was revolting) who were responsible for the deaths of thousands of children and small adults due to their insistence that the automakers install high-powered airbags in all vehicles.
This obscene rule making was forced upon the automakers (and an unwarned American public) by the cretins at NHTSA, and in particular Joan Claybrook, who ignored vast amounts of industry data that showed what the consequences of this NHTSA decision would be.
NHTSA (and Joan Claybrook) did not care.
They (in a typical, Obama-like, totalitarian bureaucratic manner) insisted that their will be done and the heck with what happened to the American public.
The 34 deaths associated with so-called "sudden acceleration" (which, by the way has been shown to be driver error, not automotive system error) in Toyota vehicles pale in comparison to the thousands of murders due to Claybrook and NHTSA "effectiveness" in forcing high-powered airbags upon an unsuspecting American public.
Claybrook and the associated "effective" personnel at NHTSA who were responsible for forcing high-powered airbags upon an unsuspecting public, and causing thousands of avoidable deaths, should be in prison awaiting execution for their crimes against the American consumer. They should not be walking the streets as free people, trying to impose more NHTSA "effectiveness" upon an unsuspecting American public and causing more deaths as a result.