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the President on the extent to which the reliability of odometers can be improved, on the technical feasibility of producing odometers which are tamper proof, and on the Secretary's plans and recommendations for future action.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY HOUSE REPORTS: No. 92–1033 accompanying H.R. 11627 (Com
mittee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce) and No. 92-1476
(committee of conference).
Vol. 117 (1971): Nov. 3, considered and passed Senate.
May 22, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu
of H.R. 11627.
Oct. 6, Senate agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS : Vol. 8, NO. 44 (1972): Oct. 21, Presidential statement.
NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLE
SAFETY ACT OF 1966
As Amended through December 1, 1974
ment of safety standards for motor vehicles in interstate com-
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress hereby declares that the purpose of this Act is to reduce traffic accidents and deaths and injuries to persons resulting from traffic accidents. Therefore, Congress determines that it is necessary to establish motor vehicle safety standards for motor vehicles and equipment in interstate commerce; to undertake and support necessary safety research and development; and to expand the national driver register.
TITLE I-MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
SEC. 101. This Act may be cited as the “National Traffic 15 U.S.C. 1381 and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966".
PART A GENERAL PROVISIONS
15 U.S.C. 1391
SEC. 102. As used in this title
(1) “Motor vehicle safety” means the performance of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment in such a manner that the public is protected against unreasonable risk of accidents occurring as a result of the design, construction or performance o motor vehicles and is also protected against unreasonable risk of death or injury to persons in the event accidents do occur, and includes nonoperational safety of such vehicles.
(2) "Motor vehicle safety standards" means a minimum standard for motor vehicle performance, or motor vehicle equipment performance, which is practicable, which meets the need for motor vehicle safety and which provides objective criteria.
(3) “Motor vehicle” means any vehicle driven or drawn by mechanical power manufactured primarily for use on the public streets, roads, and highways, except any vehicle operated exclusively on a rail or rails.