UNWARRANTED DELAYS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO IMPROVE LIGHT TRUCK SAFETY. REPORT TO THE CONGRESS

Light trucks and vans have become increasingly popular in recent years, and the trend is expected to continue in the future. Likewise, the number of occupants killed in these vehicles has also increased. Light trucks are exempt from many major motor vehicle safety standards required for passenger cars. Because occupants of light trucks have fared worse in crashes than occupants of passenger cars, the Department of Transportation needs to initiate expeditious research and rule-making to improve the safety of light trucks and take steps to provide prospective buyers with information on the relative safety of the wide variety of vehicles offered for sale.

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  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-119
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM