Mr. Lance Tunick
Vehicle Science Corporation
P.O. Box 1015
Golden, CO 80402-1015

Dear Mr. Tunick:

This responds to your FAX of April 19, 1995, requesting clarification of an April 3, 1995, letter from this office. You asked for verification that the "seat belt anchorages in the following scenario are exempt from the location requirement of Standard No. 210:

A vehicle with 2 front seating positions that is fitted with an air bag and manual three- point seat belt at each position, and such restraint meets the frontal crash protection requirements of S5.1 of Standard No. 208 with the air bags alone and with the belts and air bags together, but the belts alone are not crash tested under FMVSS 208."

Your understanding is correct.

I hope this information has been helpful. If you have other questions or need some additional information, please contact Mary Versailles of my staff at this address or by phone at (202) 366-2992.


John Womack Acting Chief Counsel ref:208 d:5/9/95