Mr. Paul G. Scully
525 Lasher Drive
Seymour, IN 47274

Dear Mr. Scully:

We have received your letter of April 8, 1997, bringing to our attention the possibility that certain trailer manufacturers may not be mounting identification and clearance lamps "as close to the top as practicable" as required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108. You sent copies of this letter to representatives of the Office of Safety Performance Standards and the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance as well.

Representatives of these Offices and mine have met to consider your letter. We appreciate your informing us about this matter, and we shall look into it further.

John Womack
Acting Chief Counsel