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* Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Other Regulations
Quick Reference Guide

* FMVSS Test Specification Forms

* Federal Lighting Equipment Locations Requirements

* Code of Federal Regulations National Archives and Records Administration.
This document is sponsored by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration on the United States Government Printing Office web site.

The Code of Federal Regulations contains the text of public regulations issued by the agencies of the Federal government. Proposed regulations and regulations issued so recently that they are not yet in the Code of Federal Regulations database, may be found in the Federal Register.

Rules and regulations pertaining to NHTSA are available by searching for 49 CFR 500. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards are available by searching for 49 CFR 571, and if a specific standard number of section number is known, then search for that specifically, e.g. 49 CFR 571.108 for the safety standard on motor vehicle lighting.

* Title 49, United States Code Chapter 301 Motor Vehicle Safety
The purpose of this chapter is to reduce traffic accidents and deaths and injuries resulting from traffic accidents.