Strickland’s successor is unknown at the time of writing, but David Friedman, NHTSA’s deputy director will be acting administrator until a new leader is appointed. Sources claim Friedman will eventually become the agency’s next administrator.
During his time in office, 45-year-old Strickland oversaw Toyota’s unintended acceleration case, helped with the 2025 CAFE fuel economy regulations and finalized many key regulations to automakers. Strickland joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January 2010.
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