Thursday, September 27, 2012
By Misty Volaski
The top four rental car companies — including Enterprise Rent-A-Car — in the U.S. have voluntarily agreed to stop renting or selling vehicles that have been recalled by their manufacturers.
The rental car companies have endorsed the “Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2012,” named after two Ojai sisters killed in a 2004 crash due to a safety issue with their rental car that went unfixed despite a recall by the manufacturer.
Ojai mom Cally Houck said, “This is an enormous milestone in this historic legislation.”
The legislation was backed by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Others, such as the American Car Rental Association, AAA and State Farm Insurance, also support the legislation.
See next Wednesday’s edition of the Ojai Valley News for more information on the legislation.