Toyota Statement on the Visit Between Toyota President Akio Toyoda and Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

President Akio Toyoda met this morning with Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  They had a cordial and open discussion. Mr. Toyoda promised to take the initiative to advance safety to the next level.   He reiterated his focus on putting customers first and making sure that going forward the company will do all it can to further improve communications and work more closely with the Department.