Auto Safety: Report to the DoT

Auto Safety: Report to the DoT


Whistleblowing can save lives. Learn what to do when you have information of unsafe vehicle manufacturing processes, how to report to the Department of Transportation, and how you can set yourself up for a financial reward. One person’s information can, and has, led to the recall of millions of vehicles that would have otherwise posed a real safety threat to consumers.

In drafting and working to pass the auto safety reward law, Congress looked to incentivize the reporting of defects, noncompliance, and safety violations. Learn the ins and outs of the law and DOT program in Rule 22.

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Reward Law

Legislative history of the reward statute:

  • Senate Report 114-13, “Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, Report of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on S. 304” (Apr. 13, 2015);

Office of John Thune press statement on reward law:

The anti-retaliation law:

The Department of Labor regulations implementing the anti-retaliation law:

Information on the Sheridan case:

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This books covers all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing, including protections, rewards, and procedures for whistleblowing.

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Stephen M. Kohn is considered the world’s leading authority on international whistleblower law, and behind some of todays modern whistleblower rules.

Introduction: The Revolutionary Roots of Modern Whistleblowing

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The Law Library is a free companion to the Rules for Whistleblowers, complete with relevant whistleblower cases and important links and resources.

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