US weighs new testing for vehicle roof strength


By John Crawley WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Under pressure to upgrade an earlier proposal and reduce highway deaths, U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they may require a tougher test for determining roof strength of cars and other passenger vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sought public comment about whether to boost testing requirements for a regulation it proposed in 2005 but has not yet finalized. Some regulators, congressional ...

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