49CFR FMVSS Bus emergency exits and window retention and release. S1 Scope. This standard establishes requirements for the retention of windows. This responds to your letter asking about the applicability of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. , Bus Emergency Exits and Window. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. , “Bus emergency exits and window retention and release,” applies to buses, including.

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V2V begins to provide safety benefits only if a significant number of vehicles in the fleet are equipped with it and if there is a means to ensure secure and reliable communication between vehicles.

When a release mechanism is not located within an occupant space of an adjacent seat, a label meeting the requirements of S5. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the proposed rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of May 22, NHTSA will publish a list of helmets that have complied with the alternative compliance process and can therefore fmvsw certified by their manufacturers.

Summary This document denies a rulemaking petition submitted by Mr.

For exits with two release mechanisms, there shall be a total of three force applications to open the exit: NHTSA is still evaluating the Petitioners’ request to improve side guards and front override guards and will issue a separate decision on those aspects of the petition at a later date. Straight and perpendicular to the undisturbed exit fmcss. The effective date of the final rule published on December 14, 81 FRis delayed until Fmvsss 5, By mandating V2V technology in all new vehicles, but not requiring specific safety applications, it is NHTSA’s belief that such capability will fmsvs turn facilitate market-driven development and introduction of a variety of safety applications, as well as mobility and environment-related applications that can potentially save drivers both time and fuel.

The agency agrees that the change was inadvertent and is issuing this final rule to correct this mistake.

USA – Correction of FMVSS 217 bus emergency exits and window retention and release

Effective April 27, This notification announces the docketing and availability of this research. The absence of manual driving controls, and thus of a human driver, poses potential barriers to testing, compliance certification and compliance verification. In addition, to the extent warranted under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, establishing advanced glazing standards for the side and rear portals of the subject buses would fulfill a statutory provision of the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of incorporated and passed as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.

This final rule increases harmonization with existing requirements in European regulations. This material is intended to better inform the public as they prepare comments in response to the RFC.


FMVSS & FMVSS – Reflective Solutions

This correction removes language relating to the incorporation by reference of certain publications that was inadvertently and inappropriately included in the preamble to the proposed rule. The performance requirements would also ensure that seats and overhead luggage racks remain secured and window glazing attached to its mounting during and after a rollover crash, and would ensure that emergency exits remain closed during the rollover crash and operable after the crash.

Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than November 13, You should submit comments early enough to ensure that Docket Management receives them not later than February 22, Therefore, the agency grants the Petitioners’ request to initiate rulemaking on rear impact guards. This new standard requires hybrid and electric passenger cars, light trucks and vans LTVsand low speed vehicles LSVs to produce sounds meeting the requirements of this standard.

FMVSS 131 & FMVSS 217

As shown in Figure 1 or Figure 3. In the case of windows with two release mechanisms, each mechanism shall require one application to release the exit. Adjacent seat means a designated seating position located so that some portion of its occupant space is not more than 10 inches from an emergency exit, for a distance of at least 15 inches measured horizontally and parallel to the exit. A bus equipped with emergency exit windows shall have an even number of such windows, not counting the push-out rear window required by S5.

We propose to permit optional early compliance with the amended requirements.

Summary This document denies a petition for rulemaking, submitted by Ms. Continued high levels of motorcycle related fatalities, the ongoing use of novelty helmets by motorcyclists and the poor performance of these helmets in tests and crashes have prompted the agency to clarify the status of such helmets under federal law to ensure that all relevant legal requirements are readily enforceable. In the case of windows with one release mechanism, the mechanism shall require two force applications to release the exit.

Fourth, with respect to the granting of exemptions to enable companies to participate in such a program, the Agency seeks comments on the nature of the safety and any other analyses that it should perform in assessing the merits of individual exemption petitions and on the types of terms and conditions it should consider attaching to exemptions to protect public safety and facilitate the Agency’s monitoring and learning from the testing and deployment, while preserving the freedom to innovate.

As of March fkvss,the effective date of the final rule published on December 14, 81 FRdelayed on February 6, 82 FRis further delayed until May 22, Further, except for buses equipped with rear push-out emergency exit windows in accordance with S5. NHTSA also seeks comments on the research that would be needed to determine how to amend the FMVSS in order to remove such barriers, while retaining those existing safety requirements that will be needed and appropriate for those vehicles.


Occupant space means the space directly above the seat and footwell, bounded vertically by the ceiling and horizontally by the normally positioned seat back and the nearest obstruction of occupant motion in the direction the seat faces.

NHTSA believes that V2V capability will not develop absent regulation, because there would not be any immediate safety benefits for consumers who are early adopters of V2V.

Each release mechanism shall operate without the use of remote controls or tools, and notwithstanding any failure of the vehicle’s power system. Petitions for reconsideration of this final action must be received not later than April 12, Push-out window means a vehicle window designed to open outward to provide for emergency egress.

This will create an information environment in which vehicle and device manufacturers can create and implement applications to improve safety, mobility, and the environment. Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than February 1, Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received by December 27, However, in determining the total unobstructed openings provided by a busno emergency exit, regardless of its area, shall be credited with more than 3, square centimeters of the total area requirement.

Motor carriers operating such vehicles in interstate commerce would be required to maintain the speed limiting devices for the service life of the vehicle. School buses shall meet the requirements of S5. This document grants the petition for rulemaking submitted by the Truck Safety Coalition, the Center for Auto Safety, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and Road Safe America on February 19,to establish a safety standard to require automatic forward collision avoidance and mitigation systems on certain heavy vehicles.

Passenger compartment means space within the school bus interior that is between a vertical transverse plane located 76 centimeters in front of the forwardmost passenger seating reference point and a vertical transverse plane tangent to the rear interior wall of the bus at the vehicle centerline.

The effective date of this final rule is September 26, For emergency window exits, the designation shall be located at the top of, or directly above, or at the bottom of the emergency window exit on both the inside and outside surfaces of the bus.

Code Rulemaking What Cites Me. In the case of a bus equipped with three side emergency door exits pursuant to Table 1, the third shall be located on the left side of the bus.