AN ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRY RESPONSES TO REDERAL REGULATIONS IN SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW AUTOMOBILES

This report presents findings of an initial study of how the automobile industry has responded to the promulgation of motor vehicle standards by the U.S. goverment. The report examines three safety standards as evaluative cases: MVS 203--Steering column impact; MVSS 212--Windshield mounting, and MVSS 215--Exterior protection. The industry responses to the standards are discussed; there is an evaluation of the effects of the standards on industry; an analysis is made of the role of government in the promulgation process. There are conclusions and recommendations for further research. /Author/

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    • Performed under contract to the Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge (DOT). Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Bunch, H M
    • Kubacki, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • ISBN: HS928/R9401
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TC-NHTSA-78-26 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: TS-13084
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM