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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208 49 CFR Part 571 Seat Belts on Motorcoaches

In accordance with NHTSA’s 2007 Motorcoach Safety Plan and DOT’s 2009 Departmental Motorcoach Safety Action Plan, NHTSA is issuing this NPRM to propose to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on occupant crash protection (FMVSS No. 208) to require lap/shoulder seat belts for each passenger seating position in new motorcoaches.This NPRM also proposes to require a lap/shoulder belt for the motorcoach and large school bus driver’s seating positions, which currently are required to have either a lap or a lap/shoulder belt.

Notice of Proposed Rule Making: Motorcoach Definition; Occupant Crash Protection 352.67 KB
208 49 CFR Part 571 Monitoring the Performance of Advanced Air Bags and Developing Data for Potential Future Air Bag Rulemakings

Request for Comment
208 49 CFR Part 595 Exemption from the Make Inoperative Prohibition

Final Rule: Exemption From the Make Inoperative Prohibition 171.91 KB Notice of proposed rulemaking
208 49 CFR Part 595 Air Bag Deactivation

Notice of proposed rulemaking
208 49 CFR Part 552, 571, 585, 595 Occupant Crash Protection

The agency is proposing to upgrade the agency's occupant protection standard to require advanced air bags.

Final rule; Interim Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection 884.68 KB Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking
214 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 Side Impact Protection

This final rule incorporates a dynamic pole test into Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, “Side impact protection.” To meet the test, vehicle manufacturers will need to assure head and improved chest protection in side crashes. It will lead to the installation of new technologies, such as side curtain air bags and torso side air bags, which are capable of improving head and thorax protection to occupants of vehicles that crash into poles and trees and vehicles that are laterally struck by a higher-riding vehicle.

Final Rule: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact; Side Impact Protection; Fuel System Integrity; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection; Side Impact Phase-In Reporting Requirements 1001.16 KB
214 595 Make Inoperative Exemptions

Final Rule: Make Inoperative Exemptions; Vehicle Modifications To Accommodate People With Disabilities, Side Impact Protection 189.06 KB
214 595 Exemption From the Make Inoperative

Exemption From the Make Inoperative Prohibition; Final Rule 2.38 MB
216 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 Roof Crush Resistance

As part of a comprehensive plan for reducing the risk of rollover crashes and the risk of death and serious injury in those crashes, this final rule upgrades the agency’s safety standard on roof crush resistance in several ways.

Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM): Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance 222.13 KB Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance; Phase-In Reporting Requirements 681.14 KB Extension of comment period: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance 33.79 KB Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis
216 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 Roof Crush Resistance; Phase-In Reporting Requirements

As part of a comprehensive plan for reducing the risk of rollover crashes and the risk of death and serious injury in those crashes, this final rule upgrades the agency’s safety standard on roof crush resistance in several ways.

Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance; Phase-In Reporting Requirements 681.14 KB
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