|Senators ask why feds allow regional car recalls|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DETROIT ó Two U.S. senators are questioning why the nationís auto safety regulators let car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.
In a letter Wednesday, Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts cited a dangerous problem with air bags as an example of how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has let some automakers limit recalls to a few high-humidity states while others have done nationwide recalls for the same problem.
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