Notices and Final Rules
Notices and Final Rules Issued by NHTSA
OCCUPANT PROTECTION INFORMATION
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection (Final Rule) -posted 12/08/2004
- 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
Notice of proposed rulemaking: Side Impact Phase-In Reporting Requirements - posted 05/12/2004
- This NPRM would substantially upgrade the agency’s side impact protection standard, especially by requiring protection in crashes with narrow objects and protection against head injuries in side impact crashes with both narrow objects and other vehicles.
Interim final rule, request for comments.
- This interim final rule amends the schedule for compliance
by manufacturers of vehicles built in two or more stages with the upper interior
head protection requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.
201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.
FMVSS: Head Impact Protection
- This document proposes to amend the upper interior impact requirements
of Standard No. 201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, to permit, but
not require, the introduction of dynamic head protection systems currently
being developed by vehicle manufacturers to provide added lateral crash protection.
Target points in those areas of the upper interior occupied by these dynamic
systems would be allowed, with the systems undeployed, to meet slightly reduced
requirements. To ensure that these dynamic systems would enhance safety, the
proposal would add procedures and performance requirements for testing the
systems, while deployed, through in-vehicle component tests or a combination
of such in-vehicle tests and vehicle crash testing.
Effectiveness of Occupant Protection Systems and Their Use
- Third Report to Congress
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991, enacted
by Congress on December 18, 1991, directed the Secretary of Transportation
to report on the effectiveness of occupant protection systems based on their
actual use, and on lap and shoulder belt use by the public and various groups
at both the state and national levels (Section 2508 (e)). This is the third
of five biennial reports on the effectiveness of occupant protection systems
and safety belt use.
Amendment to: FMVSS 201; Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
- 49 CFR Parts 571, 572, and 589 [Docket No. 92-28; Notice 7] [RIN No. 2127-AB85]On
August 18, 1995, NHTSA published a final rule amending Standard No. 201,Occupant
Protection in Interior Impact, to require passenger cars and trucks, buses,
and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
of 10,000 pounds or less, to provide interior impact protection during a crash.
In response to petitions for reconsideration, NHTSA is amending that final
rule. The amendment was published on April 8th.