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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).
SENATE REPORT: No. 92-413 (Committee on Commerce).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD :

Vol. 117 (1971): Nov. 3, considered and passed Senate.
Vol. 118 (1972):

May 22, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu

of H.R. 11627.
Oct. 4, House agreed to conference report.

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

NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLE

SAFETY ACT OF 1966

As Amended through December 1, 1974

AN ACT
To provide for a coordinated national safety program and establish-

ment of safety standards for motor vehicles in interstate com-
merce to reduce accidents involving motor vehicles and to reduce
the deaths and injuries occurring in such accidents.

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

STANDARDS

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.

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