Proposed U.S. vehicle roof standard criticized


By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. consumer group on Monday criticized a government initiative to strengthen automobile roofs as inadequate and urged regulators to take stronger action. The advocacy group Public Citizen lashed out at new roof standards proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), saying they would do little to protect drivers from being crippled or killed during rollover accidents. "This proposal falls tragically short," ...

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