LEGISLATION AND THE MOTOR CAR

VEHICLE LEGISLATION FOR SAFETY AND EMISSION CONTROL IS LED BY THE USA WHERE HALF THE WORLD'S CARS AND ONE-THIRD OF THE WORLD'S ROAD DEATHS ARE FOUND. THE 1975/6 STANDARDS WILL CAUSE CONFRONTATIONS BETWEEN INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT IN THE USA AND HAVE COSTLY IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE REST OF THE WORLD IS AFFECTED BY WHAT HAPPENS IN THE USA, BUT FOR LANGUAGE AND OTHER REASONS FRAGMENTED LAWS ARE NORMAL WITH CONFLICTING REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURERS WHO SUPPLY THE MANY MARKETS. THE GREATEST FORCE FOR HARMONIZATION OF LEGISLATION MAY BE THE ENLARGED COMMON MARKET INCLUDING, AS IT DOES, THE FOUR MAJOR EUROPEAN CAR MANUFACTURING COUNTRIES. THE COMMON MARKET COMMISSION MAY DISPLACE WP 29 OF THE UNITED NATIONS AS THE LEADING LAW- MAKING BODY. TYPE APPROVAL IS THE COMPLIANCE SYSTEM USED IN EUROPE, BUT THE GROWTH IN SCOPE OF SAFETY AND OTHER LEGISLATION IS BRINGING INTO FOCUS A WEAKNESS OF THE SYSTEM WHICH IS REDUCING PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY TO AN ALARMING DEGREE. AMERICAN STYLE SELF-CERTIFICATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    GORDON AND BREACH SCIENCE PUB.

    AMSTERDAM:
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  • Authors:
    • Weighell, H J
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Accession Number: 00238949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 18 1972 12:00AM