Ms. Jane L. Dawson
Specifications Engineer
Thomas Built Buses, Inc.
P.O. Box 2450
1408 Courtesy Road
High Point, NC 27261

Dear Ms. Dawson:

This responds to your December 6, 1995, request for interpretation regarding the location requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 217 for voluntarily installed emergency windows. I have enclosed a copy of an interpretation letter to Tom Turner of Blue Bird Body Company. I believe that the answer to his first question also provides an answer to your question. If you believe that it does not, or need clarification of this letter, please feel free to call me at (202) 366-2992.

Sincerely,

Paul Atelsek Attorney

Enclosure

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