Um, seat belts started as a Federal law... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_belt_laws_in_the_United_StatesAn intelligent human of any persuasion has got to know that safety glass, seat belts, air bags answer pollution?!? are not government regulations.
Same thing for recall laws.
The problem is too much of the wrong regulations, not the existence of any regulation at all.
I would very much agree that the MPG regs need to go, I want to prioritize safety. If someone else wants fuel efficiency, they can buy a Prius, and many do.