The federal government is considering a new rule that would limit the use of salvage vehicles in commercial and industrial areas.
The proposed rule would apply to the salvage vehicles on federal land that have a salvage value less than $500,000.
If the salvage value is greater than that, the vehicle would be deemed salvageable under the law, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a written announcement.
The rule is aimed at helping to save cars from a variety of dangerous accidents, including fires, collisions and wrecking.
A vehicle can be salvageable if it is: damaged beyond repair or can be salvaged with a reasonable amount of time and labor, and its salvage value does not exceed $500.
The Environmental Protection Department estimates that more than 1,500 salvage vehicles were involved in fires and collisions in the United States in 2017.
The department has already used a salvage rule in the past, in 2013.
That rule prohibited the use in a federal land area of salvageable vehicles that had a salvagevalue less than or equal to $500 million.