CAN DETROIT COMBAT AUTO THEFT?

The Motor Vehicle Theft Enforcement Act of 1983, which will probably be enacted in 1984, is being touted as an effective solution to the overwhelming problem of automobile theft. This bill, officially labeled HR 3939, will require the automakers to emboss, engrave, or otherwise permanently mark additional components with the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on certain high-theft or "target" vehicles. Auto companies are willing to go along with this proposed law, but are cynical about its effectiveness.

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    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089
  • Authors:
    • CALLAHAN, J M
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

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  • Accession Number: 00390897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 901
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM