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 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 571 Occupant Crash Protection

Final Rule
49 CFR Part 213 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

Final Economic Assessment
49 CFR Part 576 Recordkeeping and Record Retention

Notice of proposed rulemaking
Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems

Request for comments: Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems 1.61 MB
49 CFR Part 565 Vehicle Identification Number Requirements

Final Rule: Vehicle Identification Number Requirements 247.37 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
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
108 49 CFR Part 571 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment

Issues related to glare produced by lamps mounted on the fronts of vehicles

Final Rule (Notice 3) - delay of effective date: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment 27.68 KB Request for Comments
108 49 CFR Part 571 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment

Issues related to glare produced by lamps mounted on the fronts of vehicles

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment - Delay of Effective Date. 27.68 KB Request for Comments
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