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October 30, 1967


JAMA. 1967;202(5):47-48. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130180027004

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The government has put forth 47 auto safety proposals for future cars, including speed governors.

Ten of the prospective standards would be effective on 1969 model cars. Others would broaden existing standards, and still others would become effective at an unspecified future date.

Changes that will be required on the next models, subject to suggestions and review, include systems to protect infants, elimination of more interior protrusions, additional warning lights for stopped cars, and windshields designed to prevent ripping loose in accidents.

The government also called for new performance standards for brake linings, better hidden headlight and hood latch devices, better lighting for license plates, safer-toopen radiator caps, and new devices for motorcycles, including foot rests and exhaust coverings.

These proposals would be effective Jan 1, 1969, but the auto industry would be given a chance to submit its opinions before the government issues them in final form Jan 1,