Regulations

NHTSA issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to implement laws from Congress. These regulations allow us to fulfill our mission to prevent and reduce vehicle crashes.

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49 CFR Part 575 Consumer Information Regulations; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rollover Resistance

Response to Comments, Notice of Final Decision
49 CFR Parts 541, 542, 543 Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard

Final Rule; Response to petitions for reconsiderations: Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard 91.25 KB Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard 94.57 KB
49 CFR Parts 571 Child Restraint System - Anton's Law - FY 2005

This document responds to Section 4(b) and Section 3(b)(2) of Anton’s Law, which directed NHTSA to initiate rulemaking on child restraint system safety, with a specific focus on booster seats and restraints for children who weigh more than 50 pounds (lb). After the enactment of Anton’s Law, this agency increased the applicability of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child restraint systems, from restraints recommended for children up to 50 lb to restraints recommended for children up to 65 lb. Today’s document proposes a further expansion, to restraints recommended for children up to 80 lb. It also proposes to require booster seats and other restraints to meet performance criteria when tested with a crash test dummy representative of a 10-year-old child. Section 4(a) and all other provisions of Section 3 were addressed in rulemaking documents issued previously by NHTSA.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Child Restraint Systems 214.42 KB
49 CFR Part 571, 572, 589 Head Impact Protection

Final Rule; Response to Petitions for Reconsideration.
49 CFR Part 571 Child Restraint Systems

Final Rule
49 CFR Part 571 Occupant Crash Protection

Final Rule
49 CFR Part 213, 225 Child Restraint Systems

Child restraint systems are the most effective way to protect young children involved in motor vehicle crashes.

Final Economic Assessment
49 CFR Part 576 Recordkeeping and Record Retention

Notice of proposed rulemaking
49 CFR Part 213 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

Final Economic Assessment
Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems

Request for comments: Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems 1.61 MB
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