Highways: Steps Toward Safety

HIGHWAYS Steps Toward Safety

Auto safety has become such an urgent and popular issue (TIME Essay, April 1), particularly in Washington, that hardly a week passes without some action on several fronts:

> In hearings before the Senate Commerce Committee, New York's Senator Robert F. Kennedy echoed earlier pleas that the Administration strengthen its pending safety legislation and push up the deadline by which manufacturers would have to meet safety standards from the 1970 to the 1968 models. A persistent critic of Detroit's safety record, Kennedy pointed out that astronauts and test pilots undergo much...

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