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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The comment period for the RFC was originally scheduled to end on March 5, 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. This will create an information environment in which vehicle and device manufacturers can create and implement applications to improve safety, mobility, and the environment.

fmmvss These instructions shall be in letters at least 1 centimeter high and of a color that contrasts with its background. In the case of a bus equipped with fmvvss side emergency door exits pursuant to Table 1, the third shall be located on the left side of the bus.

Accordingly, we propose that the compliance date for the amendments in this rulemaking action would be days after the date of publication of the final rule in the Federal Register. As required by Section of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

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

In the case of roof exits with two release mechanisms, each mechanism shall require one application to release the exit. Comments must be received on or before March 24, Effective April 27, 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. Restoration of the side marker requirements will have no 271 impact on safety or function and will allow motor vehicle manufacturers to avoid unnecessary modifications to their side marker lamps with no added safety or functional benefit.

You should submit your comments to ensure that Docket Management receives them not later than July 20, More limitations on accuracy are described fmvs the GPO site. Marianne Karth and the Truck Safety Coalition Petitioners requesting that the agency improve the safety of rear impact underride guards fjvss trailers and single unit trucks.

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First, NHTSA seeks comments on fmgss factors that should be considered in designing a pilot program for the safe on-road testing and deployment of vehicles with high and full driving automation and associated equipment. For exits with two release mechanisms, there shall be a total of three force applications to open the exit: Earlier, NHTSA published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comment on strategies pertaining to underride protection afforded by single unit trucks.

Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than November 13, In addition, establishing roof strength and crush resistance requirements, to the extent warranted under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, 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.

The Agencies have also received a letter opposing any extension of the comment period. A second side emergency exit door installed pursuant to Table 1 shall be located on the right side 2217 the bus.

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Additionally, consumers can purchase their own tool and locate it in the vehicle where they would be likely to access it in an emergency. Wheelchair securement device means a strapwebbing or other device used for securing a wheelchair to the school busincluding all necessary buckles and other fasteners.

Further, the compliance test procedures of some FMVSS depend on the presence of such things as a human test driver who can follow instructions on test driving maneuvers or a steering wheel that can be used by an automated steering machine.

Implementation of the new standard will enable vehicle manufacturers to develop safety applications that employ V2V communications as an input, two of which are estimated to prevent hundreds of thousands of crashes and prevent over one thousand fatalities annually.

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.

ADS testing and development are already underway in several areas of the United States. Mid-point of the passenger compartment means any point on a vertical transverse plane bisecting the vehicle longitudinal centerline that extends between the two vertical transverse planes which define the foremost and rearmost limits of the passenger compartment.

FMVSS & FMVSS – Reflective Solutions

Petitions for reconsideration must be received not later than November 10, Inwe expect that, without this rule, about 34 percent of new truck tractors and 80 percent of new buses affected by this final rule would be equipped with ESC systems. To ensure that all interested parties have a sufficient amount of time to fully develop their comments, the Agencies are extending the deadline for the submission of written comments on the proposal, including comments on the Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis and Draft Environmental Assessment accompanying the proposal, by 30 days.


Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than January 30, 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.

The compliance date is September 1,with full phase in by September 1, Global Automakers petitioned the agency for reconsideration, seeking to correct what it believes is an error in formula for determining the number of designated seating positions in longer seating positions. After the release mechanism has been operated, each emergency roof exit of a school bus shall, under the conditions of S6, before and after the window retention test required by S5.

The agency agrees that the change was inadvertent and is issuing this final rule to correct this mistake. Any side emergency exit windows shall be evenly divided between the right and left sides of the bus.

Thompson requested we revise the activation process for red and amber signal warning lamps on school buses to require a new intermediate step during which both colors are activated simultaneously and flash in an alternating pattern and that we decouple the process by which lamps transition to the red-only configuration from the opening of the bus entrance door.

This final rule increases harmonization with existing requirements in European regulations.

49 CFR 571.217 – Standard No. 217; Bus emergency exits and window retention and release.

Buses other than school buses with GVWR of 10, pounds or less may meet the unobstructed openings requirement in S5. Public comments are welcome at this meeting, but all should be oral, and any supporting presentations or materials should be submitted to rmvss docket for consideration.

The data available to the agency shows there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the actual number of occupants that may have died due solely to drowning while trapped in an immersed vehicle. The absence of manual driving controls, and thus of a human driver, poses potential barriers to testing, compliance certification and compliance verification. Buses with a GVWR of more than 10, pounds shall meet the unobstructed openings requirements in S5. Within the low-force access regions shown in Figures 1 and 3 for an emergency exit window.

Initial compliance is required, in accordance with the phase-in schedule, on September 1,