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Increasing penalties for safety violations will save lives
Increasing penalties for safety violations will save lives

A page of history may well be worth a volume of logic. So here is a page of history about suffering and death on America's highways and one big reason why it is still happening today. In 1966, after intense press coverage of auto safety problems and of auto industry support for the status quo, Congress unanimously enacted (and President Lyndon Johnson was pleased to sign), the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The law provided for federal safety standards for all new cars and mandatory recalls for any "safety related" defects in any car sold in the U.S. There are now over 50 major safety standards covering many, but not all, of the potentially dangerous parts of...

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