The United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that pits one dozen states and a number of industrial groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on whether the agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases from stationary sources.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has compiled a technical report evaluating the fatality-reducing effectiveness of curtain and side airbags in the front seats of light-duty vehicles.
Legislation to provide that a motor vehicle that has been started by use of a remote starter when the vehicle is locked is not an “unattended vehicle” and not in violation of the law was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
Legislation to exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement that they display a license plate unless the vehicle was originally manufactured with lighting and mounting provisions for a plate was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Kentucky legislation to change the valuation procedure on vehicles registered in the state for purposes of the property tax was amended by the House Transportation Committee and approved by the entire Kentucky House of Representatives.
Legislation to exempt all vehicles manufactured in the ’74 model year and earlier from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection program was signed into law in 2011. Under previous law, only vehicles manufactured in ’66 and earlier and “collectibles” were exempt.
President Obama ordered the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen the fuel-economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.