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The Hidden Benefits of Regulation: Disclosing the Auto Safety Payoff

By Joan Claybrook and David Bollier


When Elizabeth P.\u27s Toyota station wagon skidded off an icy road one foggy winter night and slammed sideways into a tree, she never knew that Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 214 had saved her life. The standard, issued by the federal auto safety agency-the U.S. Department of Transportation\u27s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)-requires auto makers to build side door beams in cars, as specified in the dry technical language of Volume 49, Section 571.214 of the Code of Federal Regulation

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1985
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