Key US lawmakers want new, tougher auto standards

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By John Crawley WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - U.S. auto regulators would be required to establish minimum standards to prevent unintended acceleration and carmakers would pay substantially higher fines for withholding safety information from the government, according to draft legislation being circulated. House of Representatives and Senate committees are taking aim at industry and regulatory shortcomings identified during the safety crisis that engulfed Toyota Motor Co this year. ...

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