Autos: Set for Safety

With 200 Congressmen, auto exectives and Administration officials on hand at the White House, President Johnson last week signed into law two auto-safety bills. Also present: Ralph Nader (Unsafe at Any Speed). One bill offers federal financial incentives to the states to develop more effective traffic-safety programs. The other requires the Secretary of Commerce to promulgate, by next Jan. 31, safety standards that will become mandatory for automakers in their 1968 models. It also sets up, within the Commerce Department, a new National Traffic Safety Agency.

To head the safety agency,...

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