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208 49 CFR Part 571 Seat Belts on Motorcoaches
In accordance with NHTSA’s 2007 Motorcoach Safety Plan and DOT’s 2009 Departmental Motorcoach Safety Action Plan, NHTSA is issuing this NPRM to propose to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on occupant crash protection (FMVSS No. 208) to require lap/shoulder seat belts for each passenger seating position in new motorcoaches.This NPRM also proposes to require a lap/shoulder belt for the motorcoach and large school bus driver’s seating positions, which currently are required to have either a lap or a lap/shoulder belt.  

Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)

222 49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection  

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Final Rule

49 CFR Part 571 Head Restraints

Final Rule

49 CFR Parts 571, 585, 586, 589, 590, 596, 597 Occupant Crash Protection
This document adopts NHTSA’s proposal to require all designated seating positions in rear seats, other than side-facing seats, be equipped with Type 2 integral lap/shoulder safety belts. Side-facing seats may be equipped with either a Type 1 lap belt or a Type 2 belt. This final rule responds to a Congressional mandate that the agency begin to phase-in requirements for lap/shoulder belts for all rear seating positions, wherever practicable, not later than September 1, 2005.  
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