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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 Part 571,596 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems; Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

Final Rule
218 49 CFR Part 571. Motorcycle Helmets

A notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) amending FMVSS No. 218 was published on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29458). The NPRM set forth an interpretation of the definition of “motor vehicle equipment” in the United States Code, as amended by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP–21) Act, and requested comments on two proposed changes to the motorcycle helmet safety standard, FMVSS No. 218. NHTSA proposed to add a definition of “motorcycle helmet” and modify the existing performance requirements of the standard by adding a set of dimensional and compression requirements. These requirements and the associated test procedures would identify those helmets whose physical characteristics indicate that they likely cannot meet the existing performance requirements of the standard. Third, NTHSA proposed an optional alternative compliance process for manufacturers whose helmets do not comply with the proposed dimensional and compression requirements, but do comply with the performance requirements and all other aspects of FMVSS No. 218 . If this proposal is adopted, NHTSA will publish a list of helmets that have complied with the alternative compliance process and can therefore be certified by their manufacturers. The NPRM was the result of the agency’s assessment of other actions that could be taken to further increase the percentage of motorcyclists who wear helmets that comply with the helmet standard.

Proposed Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Motorcycle Helmets 919.72 KB
49 CFR Part 573, 574, 576, 579 Reporting of Information and Documents About Potential Defects; Retention of Records That Could Indicate Defects

Final Rule
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 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
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
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 Part 576 Recordkeeping and Record Retention

Notice of proposed rulemaking
49 CFR Part 591 Importation of Commercial Motor Vehicles

This document proposes to add a definition of the term "import" to our regulation on the importation of motor vehicles.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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