NHTSA Deputy Administrator King to Congress: SAFE Vehicles Rule Will Put More Americans in Newer, Safer Cars and Trucks

Infeasible fuel economy standards raise the price of new vehicles and prevent families from purchasing newer, safer cars and trucks, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Heidi King told Congress on Thursday.

“We know that newer cars are safer and cleaner than older cars. We also know that consumers can choose whether to keep their older car or to purchase a newer, safer, cleaner car. This is relevant since there are already more cars than adults in our country. Standards that increase the price of a new car can hinder safety by discouraging people from replacing their older cars with cleaner, safer, newer cars,” she told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee during a joint subcommittee hearing.

View a copy of Deputy Administrator King’s testimony as prepared for delivery.20

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