Senators propose legislation to boost safety of vehicle seats after CBS News investigation (The Modernizing Seatback Safety Act)

“Seatback strength standards have not been substantially updated since 1967, allowing thousands to be injured and killed when their car’s front seats collapse after a crash,” Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, told CBS News. “That’s why I’m reintroducing legislation to require the modernization of our seatback safety standards moving forward. We must end these entirely unacceptable and preventable tragedies.”

The Modernizing Seatback Safety Act would require automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to strengthen seat standards within two years.