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Automobiles / SUV Safety #719636

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The view of Jeffrey Runge†, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that sport utility vehicles {SUVs} are too dangerous to drive featured; NHTSA rollover crash test video shown. [Motorists Nydia GREGORY††, Mike SCHOEFFNER††, dealer Rob BUCHMAN††- praise bigger vehicles.] ["Automotive News" Dale JEWETT†- says re-engineering SUVs for safety would be costly.] The opposition of the industry to government intervention noted. [Atlanta car dealer Steve EWING††- downplays the imapct of SUV criticism.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Government safety ratings at the ABCNews Website mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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