Send Your Comment in Support of the ‘SAFE’ Vehicles Rule

This summer the Trump Administration proposed a rule change to the outdated and unnecessary Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) mandates.

Now we need your help to tell federal regulators to implement this change. Please take a moment to send regulators a message encouraging them to adopt the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle rule change!

The proposed rule:

  • Ensures the primacy of consumer choice over bureaucratic dictates. Automakers now design vehicles to meet the preferences of bureaucrats rather than the preferences of consumers, the proposed rule takes steps toward changing that.
  • Confirms true federalism by removing California’s ability to dictate to consumers in other States what kinds of cars they should buy. No State should have the ability to dictate what kinds of cars citizens of other States can or should own.
  • Acknowledges that the world has changed since 1975.  We now live in an era of energy abundance. The mandate is a relic of a bygone era based on the notion that oil is becoming scarce and needs to be rationed by government action.
  • Minimizes the costs to consumers imposed by the current mandate. The technical assessments (initially created by the Obama Administration) indicate the mandate, left undisturbed, will raise the average price of a vehicle by at least $3,000 and consequently price some consumers entirely out of the new car market.

For many Americans car ownership isn’t a luxury, it’s a lifeline and these proposed changes will positively impact millions of Americans.

It’s time to change the rule and let consumers decide what type of cars they want to drive, not unelected bureaucrats in Sacramento!

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