The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) intends to add two automatic emergency braking systems to its list of recommended safety features as part of its five-star New Car Assessment Program.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed legislation to expand the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and provide small businesses with a larger say in how federal government agencies draft regulations.
Senate legislation (S.B. 702) to exempt antique motor vehicles from the requirement that they have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment, was approved with an amendment by the Senate Transportation Committee.
Legislation that would allow West Virginia’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was reintroduced by Delegate Gary Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the 2015 legislative session.
The full House of Representatives approved legislation by an overwhelming 52–8 vote to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles that were not originally equipped with a display bracket on the front of the vehicle.