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TRAFFIC SAFETY: EXAMINATION AND REVIEW
MARCH 22, 25, AND 26, 1965
Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
A. Abersfeller, Commissioner, Federal Supply Service, General
n. Anthony J. Celebrezze, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
n. John T. Connor, Secretary of Commerce, and Chairman, Interde-
bert B. Conrad, Commissioner, Transportation and Communications
H. Cox, Chief, Section of Motor Carrier Safety, Interstate Commerce
illiam S. Foulis, Executive Director, the President's Committee for
on. John A. Gronouski, Postmaster General, Post Office Department..
en. Alfred M. Gruenther, member, the President's Committee for
[alcolm W. Jensen, Chief, Office of Weights and Measures, Institute
aul V. Joliet, Chief, Division of Accident Prevention, Public Health
Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare...
awson B. Knott, Jr., Acting Administrator of General Services Adminis-
dward B. Landry, Director of Safety, Post Office Department-
Daniel P. Moynihan, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor.
ichard J. Murphy, Assistant Postmaster General for Personnel, Post
Ion. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wisconsin...
eorge C. Nield, Office of Research and Engineering, Post Office Depart-
llen Pond, Assistant Surgeon General, Public Health Service, Depart-
tephen N. Shulman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Civilian
Charles A. Webb, Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission_
Rex Whitton, Federal Highway Administrator, Bureau of Public Roads,
1. Statement prepared by Hon. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from the
2. Remarks by Senator Gaylord Nelson before the Federal Trade Com-
mission on the marketing of automobile tires, January 13, 1965---
3. Post Office Department rural carriers: plan of proposed car..
4. Post Office Department safety program: Comprehensive material
5. Post Office Department: Motor vehicle accident tort claims cost...
6. Reflecting disk (stainless steel) mirror for improved front view vision at
7. Interdepartmental Highway Safety Board report to the President__
8. Letter from General Motors relating to $115,000 grant..
How the President's Committee for Traffic Safety functions...
Accident Trends: Excerpted from the Action Program-A Report
Task group meeting-National Safety Council Traffic Conference
to study the feasibility and method of developing a long-range
plan to accelerate implementation of the highway safety action
11. Traffic control: The needs and the cost..
12. The President's Committee for Traffic Safety: Sources of private
budget, fiscal years 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964–65.-
12A. Traffic accident mileage death rate, 1964.
13. Minnesota's traffic safety needs.
14. Statement prepared by Lawson B. Knott, Jr., Acting Administrator of
16. Automotive safety standards: Advice and assistance supplied by
agencies, organizations and associations...
17. Driver simulators can improve and expand community training pro-
18. Traffic accident PHS research grant projects, fiscal years 1957-65..
19. Federal highway safety programs expenditures, 1964-66.......
20. Car design and public safety..
21. Statement prepared by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Assistant Secretary
23. Vehicular work injuries sustained by civilian Federal employees under
Federal Employees' Compensation Act...
24. Passenger car design and highway safety-
26. Report and recommendation: Subcommittee on Government Em-
ployee Safe Driving Standards to Committee on Safe Driving
Standards Advisory Council, President's Committee for Traffic
27. Statement prepared by Charles A. Webb, Chairman, Interstate Com-
28. Interstate Commerce Commission: Examples of motor carrier accident
29. Motor carrier safety program..
30. The Federal program in highway safety...
32. The great odometer mystery-
33. 107 miles on odometer often equals 100 on car.
34. Abandonment of tire endurance test by National Bureau of Standards_
35. Statement prepared by Rex. M. Whitton, Federal Highway Adminis-
trator, Bureau of Public Roads, U.S. Department of Commerce..
36. Electric guidance for highway safety.
37. Correction of high accident location..
38. The American Association of State Highway Officials Manual for
Signing and Pavement Marking of the National System of Interstate
39. Bureau of Public Roads research and development program for reduc-
tion in traffic accident toll..
40. Department of Defense: Procurement of cars and commercial trucks
by type, by manufacturer, 1964.
41. Statement prepared by Stephen N. Shulman, Deputy Assistant Secre-
tary of Defense (Civilian Personnel, Industrial Relations, and Civil
42. Department of Defense: Inventory of Traffic Safety activities.
44. Department of Army: Safe operation of truck, utility, 1⁄4 ton, M151.
45. Commission on Military Accidents: Director's summary report to the
Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, 1963–64_
FEDERAL ROLE IN TRAFFIC SAFETY
(Pursuant to S. Res. 56, 89th Cong.)
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1965
SUBCOMMITTEE ON EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION
OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:45 a.m., in room 1318, New Senate Office Building, Senator Abraham Ribicoff (chairman), presiding.
Present: Senators Ribicoff, Simpson, and Montoya.
Also present: Jerome Sonosky, staff director, and Constance Greess, chief clerk.
Senator RIBICOFF. The Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization will begin its hearings on the Federal role in traffic safety. And I would like to make a short statement.
STATEMENT OF HON. ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, U.S. SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Senator RIBICOFF. Today we begin a long-range series of hearings on the role of the Federal Government in the field of traffic safety. We intend to examine and review from top to bottom those agencies-both public and private-Federal, State, and local-which direct and support the Nation's traffic safety efforts.
Two main points stand out clearly after an examination of the existing situation.
VAST EXTENT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY "ESTABLISHMENT"
First, the vast extent of the so-called traffic safety establishment. It extends from the local police station to community safety councils to State traffic safety commissions and to the White House itself. In the Federal Government alone some 16 separate agencies have some traffic safety responsibility or role. The key Federal agencies will be testifying in this opening round of hearings. We will examine the efficiency, economy and interagency coordination aspects of these various programs. We will endeavor to establish exactly what the present Federal role in traffic safety is, how much is expended to support it, how it might duplicate and overlap, and how it might be improved.