With all the safety issues currently being pursued or examined by the NHTSA, it may come as a bit of a surprise that the agency announced on Monday that it wouldn’t pursue a recent proposal requiring automakers to install an auto-reverse function on cars with express power-up windows.
At least 2,000 ER visits each year are due to power windows, with injuries ranging from pinched fingers all the way to strangulation deaths.
The reason the NHTSA has shied away from the topic for now isn’t because it doesn’t see the issue as an important one, but rather because the proposal was worded in such a manner that the NHTSA felt uneasy with its pursuit.
KidsandCars.org will continue however, to rework whatever needs to be reworked in order to achieve such a regulation.
– By: Stephen Calogera
Source: Kicking Tires