Oppose the DOT’s Regulatory Review
The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
On October 2, 2017, the Department of Transportation issued a Notification of Regulatory Review of 20 DOT-issued rulemakings, asking for public input on whether these rules should be repealed, replaced, suspended, or modified. Eight of these rulemakings were conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the interests of increased safety, fuel economy, and reduced emissions.
Safety rules that are in jeopardy increase vehicle roof strength, prevent occupant ejections, require seat belts on commercial buses, and mandate electronic stability control systems on heavy trucks. These rules are of utmost importance in reducing the growing toll of fatalities and injuries on America’s roads. Fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission and CAFE standards for vehicles of all sizes are also on the chopping block.
Please let the DOT know that you want to see these important regulations which protect the public on the roads strengthened and maintained – not repealed or replaced.
Rules subject to the DOT Regulatory Review:
NHTSA’s final rule on Average Fuel Economy Standards Passenger Cars and Light Trucks Model Year 2011 (RIN: 2127-AK29) (published on March 30, 2009, at 74 FR 14195) (annualized costs of $1.46 billion);
NHTSA’s final rule on the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance; Phase-In Reporting Requirements (RIN: 2127-AG51) (published on May 12, 2009, at 74 FR 22347) (annualized costs of $0.8-1.3 billion);
NHTSA’s final rule on Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (RIN: 2127-AK50) (published on May 7, 2010, at 75 FR 25323) (annualized costs of approximately $10 billion);
NHTSA’s final rule on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Ejection Mitigation; Phase-In Reporting Requirements; Incorporation by Reference (RIN: 2127-AK23) (published on January 19, 2011, at 76 FR 3211) (annualized costs of $2.3 billion)
NHTSA’s final rule on 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (RIN: 2127-AK79) (published on October 15, 2012, at 77 FR 62623) (annualized costs of $2.2-3.6 billion);
NHTSA’s final rule on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection (RIN: 2127-AK56) (published on November 25, 2013, at 78 FR 70415) (annualized costs of $6 million);
NHTSA’s final rule on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles (RIN: 2127-AK97) (published on June 23, 2015, at 80 FR 36049) (annualized costs of $46 million);
NHTSA’s final rule on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 (RIN: 2127-AL52) (published on October 25, 2016, at 81 FR 73478) (annualized costs of $4 billion);