WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Wednesday it was dropping a 2012 proposal to harmonize U.S. vehicle window safety standards with international rules.
Under the Obama administration, the auto safety agency known as NHTSA proposed adopting international rules on glazing materials agreed to by a world forum in 2004.
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But NHTSA said it was now withdrawing the proposal because it could not conclude that harmonizing the rules “would increase safety.”
The agency cited crash data that suggests “current glazing materials are performing acceptably.” The rules were previously adopted by the European Union.
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The United States already has performance requirements in place for car windows to reduce injuries resulting from impact, ensure transparency for driver visibility, and to minimize the possibility of occupants being thrown...
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