CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported abandoning regulation established under Jimmy Carter making automatic restraint systems in United States autos mandatory; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. spokesperson Raymond PECK - denies decision is political.] [Ralph NADER - accuses administration of giving in to Detroit.] Specifics of United States seat belt use outlined on screen, discussed. [Ford safety director Roger MAUGH - praises decision.] Anticipated increases in ins. premiums and death benefits realized by United States consumer in coming year considered.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams (WJBK-TV newstape)
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