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Rental Car Recall Bill Introduced in US House and Senate

It is obviously unreasonable to expect consumers to know if the car they are about to drive off the rental car's parking lot has a serious safety recall that has not been addressed.  I'm glad US government is doing something about this.

A new bill introduced today would force car rental companies to pull automobiles from their fleet that are being recalled by the manufacturer.

In fact, a bill named, "The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act" has been introduced in both the United States House of Representatives and Senate.

The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act is named after sisters who were killed in a 2004 crash involving a rental car that had been recalled. Their mother, Carol Houck, said lawmakers should approve the ban to prevent future accidents like the one that killed her daughters.

The mother of the sisters, Carol Houck made a statement, welcoming the news:

“It's been over ten years since my beautiful, precious daughters Raechel and Jacqueline were killed by an unsafe, recalled rental car. All of the major rental car companies, and many of the smaller ones, have been working on our side to make the federal legislation named after them the law of the land. They have also adopted responsible policies and are grounding recalled cars until they are repaired. It's time for Congress to act, to protect all families from suffering our devastating loss.”

This is not the first time similar bills have been drafted and never been made into a law.  This time, it seems there is high possibility that it will make it through with a large number of supporter including some of the major rental car companies.

Rental Car Recall Bill Introduced in US House and Senate Reviewed by Brandon on 6:56 PM Rating: 5

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