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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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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.

Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS Program)

The Act establishes a new program under which the government will provide $3,500 or $4,500 to help consumers purchase or lease a new, more fuel efficient car, van, sport utility vehicle or pickup truck from a participating dealer when they trade in an old, less fuel efficient vehicle.

Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems

Draft Environmental Assessment

The draft environmental assessment evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with NHTSA’s proposed action to set Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for model year 2008-2011 light trucks. This document describes the environment and resources that might be affected by the proposed light truck CAFE standards for model years 2008-2011, and assesses estimated impacts of alternative actions.

Nissan North America, Inc. Petition for Exemption from Two-Fleet Rule Affecting Compliance with Passenger Automobile Fuel Economy Standards

Nissan filed a petition requesting exemption from the two fleet rule for the 2006-2010 model years. The two fleet rule, which is contained in the CAFE statute, requires that a manufacturer divide its passenger automobiles into two fleets, a domestically-manufactured fleet and a non-domestically manufactured fleet, and ensure that each fleet separately meets the CAFE standards for passenger automobiles. The CAFE statute requires NHTSA to grant such a petition unless it finds that doing so would result in reduced employment in the U.S. related to motor vehicle manufacturing. NHTSA’s analysis does not support a finding that granting the petition would reduce automotive manufacturing employment in the United States. Accordingly, in this notice, NHTSA is granting Nissan’s petition.


NPRM to Require a Rear Detection System for Single-Unit Trucks

The agency estimates that approximately 79 fatalities per year (13 on-road and 66 off-road) and 148 injuries per year are attributable to straight trucks backing up. The agency believes that requiring a rear detection system will reduce the number of fatalities, injuries, and property damage crashes by giving truck operators the ability to detect objects behind the truck. In this analysis, we examine two possible counter-measures: a cross-view mirror system and a camera system.

138 Tire Pressure Monitoring System


Head Restraints for Passenger Vehicles


NPRM on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

49 CFR Part 139

New Pneumatic Tires for Light Vehicles

49 CFR Part 213

Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

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.

49 CFR Part 301

Fuel System Integrity

49 CFR Part 512

TREAD: Confidential Business Information

49 CFR Part 533

Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program

This document seeks comment on various issues relating to the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) program. In particular, this document seeks comments relating to possible enhancements to the program that will assist in furthering fuel conservation while protecting motor vehicle safety and the economic vitality of the auto industry. The agency is particularly interested in improvements to the structure of the CAFE program authorized under current statutory authority. The focus of this document is to solicit comments on the structure of the CAFE program, not the stringency level for a future CAFE standard.

NHTSA on the Federal Register

View notices, proposed rules and final rules NHTSA administers. Also respond to requests for comment.