NBC Evening News for Friday, May 14, 1982
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(Studio) Trans. Department said weakening standards for car bumpers.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Implication of weakened standards examined; impact on business of body repair company owned by Dennis Rippeon noted. Current standards recalled. [Traffic Safety Admin. spokesperson Raymond PECK - announces new standard.] Auto insurance industry's test of pre- and post-new standards shown, discussed. [Ins. researcher Brian O'NEIL - thinks rates will climb.] Possibility of no standards at all considered.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
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