TITLE

The risk of rushing regulations

AUTHOR(S)
Sauer, Bruce
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Trailer / Body Builders;Jun2009, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the lesson to be learned when it comes to implementing regulations without considering all concerned parties. He mentions the case in 1975 when the trailer business experienced a 65% drop when the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated antilock brake systems (ABS) on trailers despite protests among trailer manufacturers and suppliers. The author mentions the risk of building mandates on unproven technology.
ACCESSION #
43184869

 

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