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

Response to Comments, Notice of Final Decision
49 CFR Part 565 Vehicle Identification Number Requirements

Final Rule: Vehicle Identification Number Requirements 247.37 KB
Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems

Request for comments: Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems 1.61 MB
Rear Visibility NCAP Request for Comment

This document requests public comment on the agency’s planned update to the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). This update would enhance the program’s ability to recommend to motor vehicle consumers various vehicle models that contain rearview video systems that would substantially enhance the driver’s ability to avoid backover crashes.

Request for Comment: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) 75.01 KB
49 CFR Parts 571, 585, 586, 589, 590, 596, 597 Occupant Crash Protection

This document adopts NHTSA’s proposal to require all designated seating positions in rear seats, other than side-facing seats, be equipped with Type 2 integral lap/shoulder safety belts. Side-facing seats may be equipped with either a Type 1 lap belt or a Type 2 belt. This final rule responds to a Congressional mandate that the agency begin to phase-in requirements for lap/shoulder belts for all rear seating positions, wherever practicable, not later than September 1, 2005.

Final rule
49 CFR Part 301 Fuel System Integrity

Preliminary Regulatory Evaluation
49 CFR Part 571 Head Restraints

Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Head Restraints 699.64 KB Notice of proposed rulemaking
49 CFR Part 571,596 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems; Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

Final Rule
49 CFR Parts 571, 585, 586, 589, 590, 596, 597 Occupant Crash Protection

This document adopts NHTSA’s proposal to require all designated seating positions in rear seats, other than side-facing seats, be equipped with Type 2 integral lap/shoulder safety belts. Side-facing seats may be equipped with either a Type 1 lap belt or a Type 2 belt. This final rule responds to a Congressional mandate that the agency begin to phase-in requirements for lap/shoulder belts for all rear seating positions, wherever practicable, not later than September 1, 2005.

Final rule
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

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