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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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FMVSS Number Part Subject Actions
 
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 Child Restraint Systems; Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

Final rule, response to petitions for reconsideration
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.

Summary of the CARS Act of 2009 and Notice of Upcoming Rulemaking Proceeding 200.44 KB Amendment to Final Rule: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program 1.3 MB Final Rule: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program 494.22 KB Final Regulatory Impact Analysis: Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 105.9 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 575 Consumer Information; New Car Assessment Program; Rollover Resistance

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rollover Resistance 1.45 MB Final Policy Statement
Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems

Request for comments: Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems 1.61 MB
49 CFR Part 571 Definition of Multifunction School Activity Bus

Final Rule
403, 404 571 Delay of Compliance date

Interim Final Rule; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles 75.14 KB
206 49 CFR Part 571 Door Locks and Door Retention Components and Side Impact Protection

We are proposing to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 206, Door locks and door retention components, in order to add and update requirements and test procedures and to harmonize with the world’s first global technical regulation for motor vehicles.

Laboratory Test Procedure: Door Locks and Door Retention Components 517.39 KB
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.

Draft of the Environmental Assessment Proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards for Model Year 2008-2011 Light Trucks 255.12 KB
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

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