NHTSA to Propose Upgraded Test for Side-Impact Protection
U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
|Media Advisory |
Monday, May 10, 2004
|Contact: Ellen Martin/Tim Hurd |
Telephone: (202) 366-9550
NHTSA to Propose Upgraded Test for Side-Impact Protection.
On Wednesday, May 12, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will announce a proposal to improve side-impact crash protection for passenger cars and light trucks, a regulatory change with great potential to reduce death and injury.
|WHO:||NHTSA Administrator Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D.|
|WHAT:||Announcement of proposal upgrade of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 214, "Side Impact Protection," which includes a new crash test procedure and enhanced use of crash test dummies.|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, May 12, 2004, 1:30 p.m.|
Assignment Editors: A vehicle that has been tested under the proposed new procedure will be on display at the press conference. B-roll of side impact testing will also be available.