Consumer Watchdog Tells California DMV Proposed Robot Car Deployment Rules Are Premature; Group Says Regulations Must Wait For Federal Safety Standards
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Regulations proposed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles covering the deployment of robot cars are “premature and irresponsible” Consumer Watchdog told the DMV, saying that they wrongly rely on non-existent federal safety standards. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group said that the proposed expanded...
Rising Up With Sonali, Pacifica Free Speech TV: How The Airline Industry Gets to Trample on Consumer Rights
Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog, discusses United and the airline industry as a whole about how they trample over consumer rights on Rising Up With Sonali.
KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles, CA: Liza Tucker & Consumer Watchdog Oppose Brown's Gas Tax Gouging of Californians
Californians pay more for gasoline than any other state. Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate say big oil should be footed with the bill to fix California's roads to protect consumers.
Consumer Watchdog Calls On Insurance Commissioner To Investigate If Auto Insurers Are Violating CA Insurance Reform Proposition 103 By Pricing Based On Zip-Code
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – An analysis released today by non-profit journalists at ProPublica finds that four auto insurance companies in California mark up prices by as much as 32% for drivers in minority neighborhoods as compared to white neighborhoods with similar risk. In a letter sent today Harvey Rosenfield, the author of Proposition 103, and...
Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's resident environmental advocate discusses Governor Jerry Brown's proposed gas tax hike and its potential to hurt consumers.
Former NHTSA Chief Rosekind’s Move to Robot Car Company Zoox Calls Agency’s Self-Driving Policy Guidance into Question, Consumer Watchdog Says
CONTACT John Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The credibility of autonomous vehicle policy issued last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was completely undermined when former NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind announced he has taken a job with robot car developer Zoox, said Consumer Watchdog today. Consumer Watchdog called on the Senate to refuse to...
Big Oil Should Pay New Gas Tax Out Of Windfall Profits, Not Consumers, Consumer Watchdog Tells California Legislature
CONTACT Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—Governor Jerry Brown’s gas tax to fix roads should come out of oil companies’ windfall profits and not out of consumers’ wallets, Consumer Watchdog said today. “No one disputes that California’s roads are crumbling and we need to invest in fixing them,” wrote consumer advocate Liza Tucker...
Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate Liza Tucker discusses Jerry Brown's plan to increase the gas tax to rebuild California's infrastructure.
CONTACT Jonathan Phenix
Santa Monica, CA – Following Consumer Watchdog’s challenge to excessive rate hikes proposed by Farmers Insurance Group for 1.2 million renters, homeowners, and condo owners in California, the company has agreed to cut $27 million from its rate increase. Renters will see the greatest relief; their rates will drop by an average of 40.6%...
Uber’s Arizona Crash Highlights Need for Company to Accept Responsibility When Robot Driving Technology Fails, Consumer Watchdog says
CONTACT John Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A crash involving an Uber robot car in Arizona shows the need for Uber to take the Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe) Campaign pledge and agree to accept responsibility when one of its self-driving cars causes a crash, Consume Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group also called on Uber to release...