Notices and Final Rules
Notices and Final Rules Issued by NHTSA
Rollover Resistance Rating
Rollover Resistance. Final Policy Statement.
- [Docket No. NHTSA-2001- 9663; Notice 3], RIN 2127-AI81
The Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act
of 2000 requires NHTSA to develop a dynamic test on rollovers by motor vehicles for the
purposes of a consumer information program, to carry out a program of conducting such tests,
and, as these tests are being developed, to conduct a rulemaking to determine how best to
disseminate test results to the public. This document modifies NHTSA’s rollover resistance
ratings in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) to include dynamic rollover tests after
considering comments to our previous document. The changes described in this document will
improve consumer information provided by NHTSA, but will not place regulatory requirements
on vehicle manufacturers.
- Also availible in the PDF format.
January 2001 Notice
- This notice establishes the current NCAP Rollover Resistance Ratings based on Static Stability Factor.
October 2002 Notice
- This notice describes the dynamic rollover resistance tests NHTSA has
developed and proposes alternative ways of using dynamic test results
in NCAP rollover resistance ratings of vehicles. The object of this action
is to improve the current NCAP rollover resistance ratings by the addition
of dynamic tests in accordance with the TREAD Act.
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