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FG 148 (Interdepartmental Highway Safety Board)

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These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   44

Organization Information

The Board was created by Executive Order 10898 of December 2, 1960, entitled "Establishing the Interdepartmental Highway Safety Board," to provide Federal leadership and guidance of existing and future official activities affecting the safety of travel on public streets and highways and to establish a coordinated traffic safety program for Federal agencies. Amendments were made with Executive Order 10986 of January 12, 1962, and Executive Order 11382 of November 28, 1967. The recommendation that the Board be terminated was made to the Bureau of the Budget by the Under Secretary of Transportation on September 2, 1969. By that time the focus of highway safety leadership had shifted with the establishment of the Department of Transportation, the organization of the National Highway Safety Bureau, and the expansion of highway safety activities of the Federal Highway Administration. Executive Order 11515 of March 13, 1970, entitled "Terminating Certain Bodies Established by the President," terminated the Interdepartmental Highway Safety Board.

Scope and Content Note

Topics include the termination of, or amendment to, the following bodies established by the President: Interdepartmental Highway Safety Board, Interagency Committee on International Athletics, President's Committee on Manpower, the President's Task Force for the Ohio River Bridge Tragedy, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A copy of Executive Order 11515 of March 13, 1970, entitled "Terminating Certain Bodies Established by the President," is included. Inclusive dates of the materials are 1969-1970.

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