Officially, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA) will need some time to review the hundreds of comments it received on its proposal for advanced air bag rules. The public comment period ended Dec. 17 and the agency has a high volume of comments to review, says a spokesman. But industry observers are suggesting it's just as likely that NHTSA also will use the review period to pare down the expansive rule to address the key issue of how to ensure airbags are safe. The ...

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