THE SUPREME COURT AND AIRBAGS

In 1969, the Department of Transportation proposed a standard requiring passive restraint systems in automobiles. Nevertheless, 15 years and 60 rulemaking notices later, no such requirement is in effect. In a June 1983 decision, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers v. State Farm Mutual, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the U.S. Department of Transportation to further consider a passive restraint requirement for automobiles, thus writing the later chapter in a protracted regulatory dispute. This article takes us through the ramifications of the passive restraint requirement which, in the Court's own words, has been "imposed, amended, rescinded, reimposed, and now rescinded again."

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    American Public Health Association

    800 I Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001-3710
  • Authors:
    • CHRISTOFFEL, T
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

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  • Accession Number: 00392247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 348
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM