• fb_100001706564045 avatar William Posted: 3/29/2011 1:47pm PDT

    The proposed Senate Bill is just common sense.
    In California, rental car companies already have a duty to only rent safe vehicles. In the event of a recall, the rental company will receive notice, just like any other owner and is obliged to take care of the problem so that the known defect does not cause injury to an innocent renter.
    The fact that the federal government sees a reason to step in argues that, without some sort of legal consequence, rental car companies won't necessarily do the right thing in keeping people safe.
    Juries, on the other hand, are business' conscience.