There is tremendous support for the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act. The House bill, H.R. 3413, has more than 200 co-sponsors, and the Senate bill, S.1669, has 45 co-sponsors. While we are waiting for Congress to move the bills, the bill’s original sponsor in the House, Rep. Gottheimer (D-NJ), asked NHTSA to require auto without AM radios to have labels. In writing to NHTSA, he stated:
“I am writing to request that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration take action against auto manufacturers that exclude AM radio reception from their motor vehicles. I urge you to require them to display a safety warning on the car window “sticker price” that states: “Warning: No AM Radio. Vehicle Unsafe in Certain Emergencies.” This safety warning should be required by auto manufacturers until H.R.3413 (S.1669) — the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act of 2023, requiring life-saving AM radio reception in all motor vehicles — is passed into law.”
We think this is a great idea while the legislation is moving through the process. NYSBA continues to push for this legislation.
You can see the complete letter from Rep. Gottheimer here.