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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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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
49 CFR Part 575 Safety Rating Program for Child Restraint Systems

Safety Rating Program for Child Restraint Systems

Notice; Request for Comments
222 49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection

Final Rule: Seating Systems, Occupant Crash Protection, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection 921.99 KB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seating Systems, Occupant Crash Protection, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection 358.76 KB
222 49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Seating Systems, Occupant Crash Protection, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection 358.76 KB Final Rule: Occupant Crash Protection, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection 921.99 KB
222 49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection

Final Rule: Seating Systems, Occupant Crash Protection, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection 921.99 KB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seating Systems, Occupant Crash Protection, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection 358.76 KB
49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices

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 Rulemaking (NPRM): Motorcoach Definition; Occupant Crash Protection 352.67 KB
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
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
49 CFR Part 575 Stars on Cars: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Safety Labeling

A provision of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires new passenger vehicles to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under its New Car Assessment Program. NHTSA is required to issue regulations to ensure that the labeling requirements “are implemented by September 1, 2007.” This final rule is issued to fulfill that mandate.

Final Rule: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling 265.56 KB
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