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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Within the high force access regions shown in Figure 3B, in the case of buses whose roof exits are not offset from the plane specified in S5. The release mechanism shall operate without the use of remote controls or tools, and notwithstanding any failure of the vehicle’s power system. The effective date of this final rule is September 26, To reduce the risk of pedestrian crashes, especially for the blind and visually-impaired, and to satisfy the mandate in the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act PSEA of this final rule establishes a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard FMVSS setting minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles.

The absence of manual driving controls, and thus of a human driver, poses potential barriers to testing, compliance certification and compliance verification. 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. In the case of roof exits with one release mechanism, the mechanism shall require two force applications to release the exit.

It will now end on December 10, Additionally, consumers can purchase their own tool and locate it in the vehicle where they would be likely to access it in an emergency.

You should submit comments early enough to ensure that Docket Management receives them not later than July 30, Title 49 published on Nov School buses shall not be equipped with horizontally-sliding emergency exit windows. 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. The agency requests comments on this alternative strategy and other potential enhancements to the current body block test procedure.

NHTSA is denying the petition for labeling because this would provide advice that, if followed, would threaten the safety of both the mother and the unborn child in a crash. The section you are viewing is cited by the following CFR sections. In the tests, a 26 kilogram 57 pound impactor would be propelled from inside a test vehicle toward the window glazing at A second side emergency door exit installed pursuant to Table 2 shall be located on the left side of the bus.

Effective June 14,with optional early compliance as discussed below. 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.


Sliding window means a bus window designed to open by moving vertically or horizontally to provide emergency egress. Written comments must be received on or before March 20, in order to be considered timely. The force application for the release mechanism must differ by not less than 90 degrees and not more than degrees from the direction of the initial motion to open the exit.

The effective date of this final rule is November 29, 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. Hofferberth on April 1, This will create an information environment in which vehicle and device manufacturers can create and implement applications to improve safety, mobility, and the environment.

FMVSS 131 & FMVSS 217

You should submit your comments early enough to ensure that the docket receives them not later than September 21, 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.

Wheelchair means a wheeled seat frame for the support and conveyance of a physically disabled person, comprising at least a frame, seat, and wheels. By developing a robust record of the answers to these important questions, NHTSA expects to learn more about the progress of ADS and the ways in which the Agency can facilitate safe and efficient ADS testing and deployment for the benefit of individual consumers and the traveling public as a whole. Performance requirements would apply to side and rear windows, and to glass panels and windows on the roof to mitigate partial and complete ejection of passengers from these windows and to ensure that emergency exits remain operable after a rollover crash.

The report also explores technical, legal, security, and privacy issues related to the implementation of V2V. This final rule is effective September 27, Cornell Law School Search Cornell. 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.

Third, we are incorporating 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. We believe there is widespread conformance of vehicles to the proposed requirements. The compliance date is September 1,with full phase in by September 1, Thompson has not identified a safety need to justify making changes he requested, and Mr.


This final rule is effective on November 9, Based on the agencies’ review of the available data, limiting the speed of these heavy vehicles would reduce the severity of fnvss involving these vehicles and reduce the resulting fatalities and injuries. This final rule applies to electric vehicles EVs and to those hybrid vehicles HVs that are capable of propulsion in any forward or reverse gear without the vehicle’s internal combustion engine ICE operating.

FMVSS & FMVSS – Reflective Solutions

Additional Documents type regulations. Summary To reduce the risk of pedestrian crashes, especially for the blind and visually-impaired, and to satisfy fmvvss mandate in the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act PSEA of this final rule establishes a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard FMVSS setting minimum sound requirements for hybrid and fmvas vehicles.

Prevost petitioned to revise the seat belt anchorage strength requirements for last row seats having no passenger seating behind them. Daylight opening means the maximum unobstructed opening of an emergency exit when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the plane of the opening.

Except as provided in S5. 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. C Provides a means for release or override.

Thompson did not provide persuasive quantitative data to show adopting his requested changes would result in a net benefit to safety. Comments must be received on fmvs before May 9, We believe that, by requiring that ESC systems be installed on the rest of truck tractors and large buses, this final rule will prevent 40 to 56 percent of untripped rollover crashes and 14 percent of loss-of-control crashes.

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

Today’s ANPRM requests comment on NHTSA’s estimated cost and benefits of requirements for underride guards on single unit trucks, and for retroreflective material on the rear and sides of the vehicles to improve the conspicuity of the 271 to other motorists. The lower edge of the region in Figure 1, and Region B in Figure 2, shall be located 13 centimeters above the adjacent seat, or fmcss centimeters above the arm rest, if any, whichever is higher.

With the lift in the folded or stowed position, such opening is considered a side emergency exit door.