Center for Auto Safety

The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) was founded in 1970 by Consumers Union and Ralph Nader as a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group focused on the United States automotive industry.

Accomplishments

CAS counts numerous far-reaching efforts among its successes [cite web | title=About Us | work=The Center for Auto Safety | url= http://www.autosafety.org/article.php?scid=115&did=742 | accessdate=2006-02-26] :
* "Lemon laws" enacted in all 50 states
* State laws requiring auto manufacturers to disclose "hidden" warranties to consumers
* The Firestone tire recall
* Exposure of a potentially lethal gas tank design in General Motors pickup trucks
* Recall of the Ford Pinto due to its dangerous gas tank design
* Improved U.S. highway safety standards administered by NHTSA

External links

* [http://www.autosafety.org/ The Center for Auto Safety] — official website

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