Council Criticism of NHTSA Standard 121

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on October 30, 1975
by Council on Wage and Price Stability

The Council on Wage and Price Stability today renewed criticism of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Standard 121 which has required different brake systems for the nation’s trucks. The criticism came at a public hearing conducted by NHTSA for the purpose of evaluating the costs and benefits of the new, Federally- required brake systems. Principal modifications include a computer anti-lock system and hightorque front brakes…The Council stated: “NHTSA has an important responsibility to make judgments about safety regulations and to base these judgments on the best available evidence of social costs and social benefits. Unfortunately, this was not done in the case of Standard 121.”…

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