September 10, 2008
To: Whom It May Concern
From: Dennis G. Moore, President
Re: "TECHNICAL & LEGAL CLARIFICATIONS" -
What VEHICLE LΙGHTΙNG SAFETY DANGERS are being IGNORED by NHTSA?
Widespread Trailer, RV and Truck Lighting inadequacies and premature failures that are currently being allowed by NHTSA represent costly, avoidable dangers on our Highways, which are not obvious to the general Public.
These writings are for the benefit of Public safety and to educate those unknowingly propagating these dangers … and most importantly, for the benefit of Company Managers, Lawyers, and Engineers involved in the safety and liability aspects of these subjects.
I’ve dedicated a lot of effort to summarize and make all these subjects reasonably easy to understand. Considering I’m an Engineer … I find it a real chore to summarize Technical explanations in easily understood layman’s language. However, I have provided my best effort.
When I could … I’ve referenced the areas I’ve gathered my information from*. For those wanting to take the time to check out my sources and perhaps gather additional information on the subjects covered … direct your questions to our Website … SierraDesignMfgInc.com, and if our more detailed NHTSA criticisms and "Technical and Legal Clarifications” writings don’t answer your questions … I will personally answer them … or you can always try and check for answers on NHTSAs confusing website, www.nhtsa.gov.
*other than from Common Sense & 30 years of lighting design & vehicle lighting safety observations
While reading this material, please keep in mind that NHTSA’s continuing allowance of “quickly failing, "unserviceable" and basically "Illegal” Trailer, RV, and Truck Lighting Products … is resulting in not only widespread road safety and public expense losses, but also in significant American job losses, as the importing of unchecked, cheapened and outright illegal Taiwan/Chinese Lighting Imports are resulting in the dooming of most U.S. Trailer, RV and Truck Lighting Manufacturers.
IMAGINE the NEGATIVE RESULTS