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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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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
49 CFR Part 571 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

Final rule, response to petitions for reconsideration
49 CFR Part 575 Safety Rating Program for Child Restraint Systems

Safety Rating Program for Child Restraint Systems

Notice; Request for Comments
49 CFR Part 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems

Final Rule
49 CFR Part 575 Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program

Proposes a broad new consumer information program for replacement tires to inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety, and durability. This consumer information program would implement a national tire fuel efficiency rating system for replacement tires, with the information provided to consumers at the point of sale and online. Fuel efficiency ratings are expected to inform consumers so that they will be better informed about replacement tire performance. This consumer information program seeks to enhance energy security and reduce costs by improving fuel economy. Information would also be provided about safety and durability.

Final Rule: Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program 786.3 KB Final Regulatory Impact Analysis: Replacement Tire Consumer Information Program 1.79 MB Phase 1: Evaluation of Laboratory Test Protocols - NHTSA Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program Development 2.09 MB Color Figures for NHTSA's Tire Efficiency Consumer Information Program 445.43 KB Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Replacement Tire Consumer Information Program 1.3 MB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program 691.3 KB
49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 FMVSS-Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems;Controls and Displays

Final Rule - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems; Controls and Displays 3 MB
49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 FMVSS-Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Final Rule; response to petitions for reconsideration: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems 409.97 KB
49 CFR Part 571 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems; Controls and Displays

Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems; Controls and Displays 1019.18 KB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

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