With problems at General Motors putting consumer car safety in the spotlight, a State Senator is pushing legislation to get unsafe used cars off California roads. 

Senate Bill 686 would prohibit car dealers from selling, leasing, renting or loaning used cars that are under a federal safety recall until they've been fixed.

'It's very easy to find out if cars are under these open safety recalls. Nearly all car manufacturers already have websites where dealers can check whether the cars are under recall by simply entering the car's VIN number,' says Jackson. 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson says the International Association of Machinists estimates her bill would bring one-thousand new mechanics jobs to California.

'Ensuring that used cars that are under open safety recalls are fixed is absolutely critical for consumer safety, it's good for the economy, and will put California at the nation's forefront on car safety,' the senator says.