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Petitions filed by the Institute with federal agencies seeking new rules on motor vehicle and highway safety


2014Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 4NHTSA-2014-0108Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)IIHS supports NHTSA's research on automotive electronic control systems and encourages the collection of diagnostic and failure data from restraint and crash avoidance/mitigation systems as well as vehicle electronic systems
October 20NHTSA-2014-002249 CFR 571.150 Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communicationsIIHS review of NHTSA technical report and support for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications capability for light vehicles and minimum performance requirements for V2V devices and messages
May 5FMCSA-2010-016749 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 386 Rules of practice for motor carrier, intermodal equipment provider, broker, freight forwarder, and hazardous materials proceedings; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversIIHS supports proposes requirement for all motor carriers required to maintain records of duty status to use electronic logging devices to monitor drivers’ compliance with the hours-of-service rule
April 22NHTSA-2014-001249 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.226 Ejection mitigationIIHS supports proposed changes to child restraint systems standard to set minimum performance standards for forward- and rear-facing restraints in side impacts
April 16NHTSA-2014-0025NHTSA request for approval of new information collectionIIHS review of NHTSA recruitment and debriefing of human subjects for field study on vehicle occupant protection technologies
April 14NHTSA-2013-013049 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionIIHS review of NHTSA technical report on the evaluation of seat belt pretensioners and load limiters
February 28NHTSA-2013-011549 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionIIHS review of NHTSA technical report on the evaluation of certified-advanced airbags
February 21NHTSA-2014-0014NHTSA 2014-18 Strategic PlanIIHS supports NHTSA’s 2014-18 strategic plan concerning motorcycle helmets and ABS, alcohol-impaired driving, seat belts, vehicle crashworthiness, and automated enforcement
January 27NHTSA-2013-007849 CFR 582 Insurance cost information regulationHLDI supports NHTSA’s goals to inform consumers about the damage susceptibility of vehicles and costs to insure them
2013Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
July 25NHTSA-2013-007649 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrors; 49 CFR 575 Consumer informationIIHS supports NCAP update to recommend vehicle models with rearview video systems to avoid backover crashes
July 3NHTSA-2012-018049 CFR 575 Consumer informationIIHS supports NCAP modifications in areas of crash avoidance technologies, crashworthiness evaluations, and improving communication with consumers
June 27NHTSA-2013-001349 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipmentIIHS review of NHTSA technical report on the effectiveness of LED stop lamps for reducing rear-end crashes
May 30NHTSA-2009-010849 CFR 571.122 Motorcycle brake systemsIIHS and HLDI petition NHTSA to require antilock braking systems on all new motorcycles manufactured for on-highway use
March 29NHTSA-2012-0176Reports, forms, and recordkeeping requirementsIIHS supports collection of information about driver and passenger belt use habits and the effectiveness and consumer acceptance of rear seat belt reminder systems
March 13NHTSA-2011-014849 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirementsIIHS supports establishment of federal motor vehicle safety standard to set minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles as required by the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (PSEA) of 2010
February 19NHTSA-2012-017749 CFR 563 Event data recordersIIHS supports proposed requirement to install event data recorders (EDRs) in light vehicles and to standardize and expand the list of data elements EDRs must record to increase their usefulness in highway safety research
2012Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
October 19NHTSA-2012-013723 CFR 1200 Uniform procedures for state highway safety programsIIHS supports proposed minimum qualification criteria for State GDL Incentive Grant program authorized under MAP-21 to encourage states to strengthen existing teen licensing laws
October 1NHTSA-2012-0070NHTSA technical report on evaluation of enhancing vehicle-to-vehicle crash compatibility agreement, May 2012IIHS, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and Association of Global Automakers support agency's evaluation of EVC group's voluntary commitments to enhance light truck crash compatibility with cars
September 18NHTSA-2012-0057NHTSA research report on forward-looking advanced braking technologies, June 2012IIHS crash test results and HLDI insurance loss data in support of agency's promotion or regulation of advanced braking technologies that rely on forward-looking sensors
September 10NHTSA-2011-014549 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipmentIIHS supports revision to vehicle lighting requirements to allow more advanced adaptive forward lighting technologies in United States
August 17NHTSA-2012-006549 CFR 571.136 Electronic stability control systems for heavy vehiclesIIHS supports proposed new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control systems on heavy vehicles including truck tractors and buses
July 25NHTSA-2012-0084National Automotive Sampling SystemIIHS supports proposed effort to modernize the National Automotive Sampling System and suggests improvements for future needs
March 5NHTSA-2009-004749 CFR 581 Bumper standardIIHS submits recent crash test results in support of its petition to extend bumper standard to light trucks and vans
March 5NHTSA-2011-017449 CFR 571.114 Theft protectionIIHS supports proposed rule for standardizing keyless ignition system startup and shutdown procedures among vehicles for theft protection and rollaway prevention and human factors research to improve understanding of safety issues
February 9NHTSA-2010-013140 CFR 85 Control of air pollution from mobile sources; 40 CFR 86 Control of emissions from new and in-use highway vehicles and engines; 40 CFR 600 Fuel economy of motor vehicles; 49 CFR 523 Vehicle classification; 49 CFR 531 Passenger automobile average fuel economy standards; 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards; 49 CFR 536 Transfer and trading of fuel economy credits; 49 CFR 537 Automotive fuel economy reportsIIHS supports proposed fuel economy standards and continued use of a size-based system to help increase fuel economy while keeping manufacturers from significantly downweighting or downsizing vehicles
2011Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
April 22NHTSA-2010-006249 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systemsIIHS supports inclusion of belt fit assessment for booster seats in agency's proposed new consumer information program for child restraints
March 21FMCSA-2010-016749 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversIIHS supports proposed amendment to hours-of-service rule requiring all motor carriers who maintain records of duty status to use electronic onboard recorders to document driver compliance
March 8NHTSA-2010-014549 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systemsIIHS critique of NHTSA study on booster seat effectiveness and the need for more detailed, representative child-specific crash data to evaluate child restraint systems
March 4FMCSA-2004-1960849 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 386 Rules of practice for motor carrier, intermodal equipment provider, broker, freight forwarder, and hazardous materials proceedings; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversIIHS supports proposed revisions to hours-of-service rule to reduce daily driving limit from 11 to 10 hours with single restart provision
February 28NHTSA 1-11, Notice 149 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protectionIIHS petitions for upgrade of rear impact standards to improve underride guard test procedures and performance requirements
January 31NHTSA-2010-016249 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrors; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirementsIIHS supports proposed changes to rearview mirror standard requiring rearview video systems to monitor blind zone areas and specifying the size and position of directly viewable areas behind vehicles
January 24NHTSA-2010-015849 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systemsIIHS supports proposed changes to child restraint systems standard to include belt fit criteria for belt positioning booster seats
2010Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 13NHTSA-2009-004749 CFR 581 Bumper standardIIHS submits recent crash test results in support of its petition to extend bumper standard to light trucks and vans
December 10NHTSA-2010-015049 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protectionIIHS reviews agency's technical report on the effectiveness of underride guards for heavy trailers
November 2American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators/Best Practice (2010-04-22)Best practice for state titling, registration of minitrucksIIHS submits data to support recommendation that states not permit minitrucks or low-speed vehicles on public roads
August 24NHTSA-2010-006149 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionIIHS supports petition for rulemaking to amend occupant crash protection standard to require rear seat belt reminder systems
August 18NHTSA-2002-1195049 CFR 571.122 Motorcycle brake systemsIIHS critiques NHTSA study on motorcycle ABS effectiveness and supports rulemaking to require the technology
June 29FHWA-2010-001049 CFR 565 Vehicle identification number requirementsIIHS supports proposed update to state reporting of motorcycle registration information to include vehicle identification numbers
April 30NHTSA-2009-010849 CFR 571.122 Motorcycle brake systemsIIHS supports proposed amendment to federal standard requiring ABS on all motorcycles
February 1NHTSA-2009-018349 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance; 49 CFR 571.226 Ejection mitigationIIHS supports new safety standard to reduce partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes
2009Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 1NHTSA-2009-005940 CFR 86 Control of emissions from new and in-use highway vehicles and engines; 40 CFR 600 Fuel economy of motor vehicles; 49 CFR 531 Passenger automobile average fuel economy standards; 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards; 49 CFR 537 Automotive fuel economy reports; 49 CFR 538 Manufacturing incentives for alternative fuel vehiclesIIHS supports establishment of greenhouse gas emission standards and corporate average fuel economy standards for 2012-16 light-duty vehicles
August 21National Conference of Insurance LegislatorsProposed model act regarding auto airbag fraudIIHS does not support the use of salvaged airbags in vehicle repair unless done under tightly controlled conditions
August 14NHTSA-2009-004749 CFR 581 Bumper standardIIHS supports amendments to federal standard to require compliance by SUVs, pickups, and vans with same bumper performance standards applicable to passenger cars
July 1NHTSA-2009-0106OMB Control No. 2127–0021IIHS supports the continuation of the National Automotive Sampling System/Crashworthiness Data System as well as expansion of the program to increase the scope of data collection and ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data collected
May 1NHTSA-2009-004149 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrorsIIHS supports proposed amendments to rearview mirrors standard and no-blind-spot requirement to reduce deaths and injuries associated with backover crashes
2008Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 19FMCSA-2004-1960849 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversIIHS petitions for reconsideration of final rule allowing commercial motor vehicle drivers to drive and work longer hours
December 1NHTSA-2008-015749 CFR 571.218 Motorcycle helmetsIIHS supports proposed amendments to motorcycle helmets standard to assist enforcement of state helmet use laws by reducing misleading labeling of novelty helmets
November 17NHTSA-2008-015049 CFR 571.122 Motorcycle brake systemsIIHS supports proposed amendments to motorcycle brake systems standard to add and update requirements and test procedures and to harmonize with global technical regulations
November 12NHTSA-2008-014949 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systemsIIHS supports the proposed removal of sunset provision in occupant crash protection standard so that the requirement that lap belts be lockable to secure child restraints in LATCH-equipped seating positions would continue to apply to new vehicles.
August 27NHTSA-2008-012449 CFR 571.219 Windshield zone intrusionIIHS does not support proposed rescission of windshield zone intrusion standard because of successful compliance and redundancy with other vehicle safety standards
August 19Transport CanadaCMVSR 115 Vehicle identification numbersHLDI comments on proposed amendments to Canada's vehicle identification numbers standard that do not adequately address motorcycles and pickup trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings greater than 10,000 pounds
July 1NHTSA49 CFR 581 Bumper standardIIHS petitions for amendments to federal standard to require compliance by light trucks (SUVs, pickups, and vans) with the same bumper performance standards applicable to passenger cars
June 30NHTSA-2008-001549 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistanceIIHS responds to critique funded by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers about the Institute's study on roof strength and injury risk in rollover crashes
June 27NHTSA-2008-008949 CFR 523 Vehicle classification; 49 CFR 531 Passenger automobile average fuel economy standard; 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards; 49 CFR 534 Rights and responsibilities of manufacturers in the context of changes in corporate relationships; 49 CFR 536 Transfer and trading of fuel economy credits; 49 CFR 537 Automotive fuel economy reportsIIHS comments on proposed increases in fuel economy standards for 2011-15 model year passenger cars and light trucks including use of a vehicle attribute-based system to encourage automakers to use new fuel efficiency technologies
June 12NHTSA-2008-002249 CFR Part 565 Vehicle identification number requirementsHLDI petitions to improve regulations governing vehicle identification numbers as they apply to motorcycles and pickup trucks
May 13NHTSA-2008-001549 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistanceIIHS response to comment by Padmanaban and Moffatt containing misleading statements about IIHS study on roof strength and injury risk
April 22Transport CanadaCMVSR 215 BumpersIIHS comments on proposed amendments to Canada's vehicle bumper standard that do not adequately address pedestrian protection, insurance claims, and global harmonization
March 27NHTSA-2008-001549 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistanceIIHS supports increasing minimum roof strength requirement and comments on proposed headroom criterion and two-sided testing.
March 6FMCSA-2004-1960849 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversIIHS does not support interim final rule to permit 11 hours of consecutive driving and 34-hour restart provision for commercial truck drivers
March 5NHTSA-2008-001649 CFR 571.202 Head restraintsIIHS comments on agency's activities under the UN Economic Commission for Europe's 1998 global agreement on head restraints including compliance with dynamic test requirements
2007Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 28Transport CanadaCMVSR 215 BumpersProposed amendments to Canada's vehicle bumper standard that do not adequately address pedestrian protection, bumper strength and weight, and vehicle compatibility (comment)
April 18FMCSA-2004-1894049 CFR 350 Commercial motor carrier safety assistance program; 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers; 49 CFR 396 Inspection, repair, and maintenanceMandate for electronic on-board recorders in all large trucks for hours-of-service compliance by commercial truck drivers (comment)
April 10NHTSA-2006-2655549 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standardsSuggested approaches for enhancing the New Car Assessment Program including front, side, and rear tests; rollover crashes; and crash avoidance technology (comment)
March 27NHTSA-2006-2648649 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionReview of agency's evaluation report on the benefits of redesigned airbags to vehicle occupants (comment)
March 27NHTSA-2007-2685149 CFR 390.5 Definitions; 49 CFR 396 Inspection, repair, and maintenanceSupport for petitions requiring devices on large trucks to limit maximum speeds and prohibit owners and operators from adjusting the devices (comment)
February 8NHTSA-2006-2544249 CFR 572 Subpart V SID-IIsD side impact crash test dummy, small adult femaleSupport for petitions requesting reconsideration of SID-IIs final rule and adoption of updated SID-IIs iliac wing design (comment)
2006Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
October 19NHTSA-2006-2580149 CFR 571.126 Electronic stability control systems; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirementsProposed requirement for standard installation of electronic stability control systems in all passenger vehicles and availability of on/off switch (comment)
June 15FMCSA-2005-2315149 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructorsProposed amendment to medical qualifications standards to allow commercial truck drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate in interstate commerce (comment)
April 14NHTSA-2005-2146249 CFR 571.121 Air brake systemsProposed 30 percent reduction in required stopping distances for air-braked truck tractors (comment)
March 22NHTSA-2005-2321649 CFR 575 Consumer information; 49 CFR 583 Automobile parts content labelingProposed use of comparative vehicle crashworthiness ratings on the information labels required for new passenger vehicles (comment)
March 9FHWA-2005-2270623 CFR 420 Planning and research program administrationQuality, timeliness, and comprehensiveness of motor vehicle registration and licensed driver information (comment)
2005Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
November 29NHTSA-2005-2222349 CFR 523 Vehicle classification; 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards; 49 CFR 537 Automotive fuel economy reportsProposed changes to average fuel economy standards for 2008-11 model year light trucks including ways in which fuel economy targets are calculated for manufacturers (comment)
November 18NHTSA-2005-2214349 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistanceProposed changes to roof crush resistance standard including roof crush requirements, quasi-static and dynamic test procedures, and real-world data (comment)
October 31NHTSA-2005-2124549 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systemsProposed changes to child restraint standards including test dummies, booster seat weight and fit, and belt-positioning devices (comment)
October 18FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-1728649 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversInstitute study of hours-of-service compliance by long-distance commercial truck drivers and the need for electronic on-board recorders (comment)
September 23FMCSA-2004-1960849 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversIIHS petitions for reconsideration of final rule to address truck driver fatigue and enforcement of hours-of-service regulations for drivers of commercial motor vehicles
August 22NHTSA-2005-2160049 CFR 571.3 Definitions; 49 CFR 571.210 Seat belt assembly anchoragesProposed changes to definition and number of designated seating position to ensure sufficient numbers of restraint systems for all occupants (comment)
July 15FMCSA-2005-2133849 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot program; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversExemption of Xora Inc. from design requirements for on-board recording devices to monitor hours of services by commercial truck drivers (comment)
June 15FMCSA-2004-19608, FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-1728649 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversRecommendations from Inspector General Mead for increased enforcement of hours-of-service regulations including requirement for electronic on-board recorders (comment)
March 28FMCSA-2004-19185Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, 1999Collection of new information for the agency's bus crash causation study and inadequacies of proposed data sets (comment)
March 10FMCSA-2004-1960849 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversInstitute study on effects of hours-of-service rule on truck driver fatigue and and safety including daily driving limits, restart rule, and enforcement (comment)
March 4NHTSA-2004-1886549 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devicesProposed requirements for a small adult female test dummy used in side impact tests including floating rib guide version of SID-IIs dummy (comment)
January 3FMCSA-1998-370649 CFR 379 Preservation of records; 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversProposed supporting documents required by motor carriers to verify the accuracy of commercial truck drivers' hours of duty status including exemption criteria and requests (comment)
2004Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 13NHTSA-2004-1876549 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionProposed changes to New Car Assessment Program including frontal test procedures and rating system (comment)
December 8FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-1728649 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversCanadian Trucking Alliance's endorsement of electronic on-board recorders for Canadian hours-of-service compliance (comment)
November 30FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-1728649 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversUse of electronic on-board recorders for hours-of-service compliance including capabilities, costs and benefits, and enforcement (comment)
October 14NHTSA-2004-1769449 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 598 Side impact phase-in reporting requirementsProposed upgrades to side impact protection standards including barrier and pole tests, side impact dummies, and performance criteria (comment)
August 18NHTSA-2004-1802949 CFR 563 Event data recordersProposed installment and use of event data recorders in all passenger vehicles including minimum data requirements (comment)
July 13NHTSA-2003-1612849 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standardsProposed reforming of the automobile fuel economy standards program including fleet average requirements, weight- and size-indexed standards, and vehicle classifications (comment)
July 13NHTSA49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protectionIIHS requests reconsideration of agency's denial of Institute's initial petition (September 5, 2002) concerning dummy seating positions in tests for occupant crash protection
July 2NHTSA-2003-1571549 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionProposed high-speed frontal offset crash test requirement for passenger vehicles including vehicle stiffness and aggressivity (comment)
January 12FMCSA-2003-1581849 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversExemption of Werner Enterprises to pilot test global positioning system technology to monitor and document drivers' hours of service (comment)
2003Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
October 6NHTSA-2003-1573249 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionProposed increase in impact speed for frontal full-width barrier tests involving small adult female dummies (comment)
September 8NHTSA-1999-509849 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devicesJoint letter concerning recommended procedures for evaluating occupant injury risk from deploying side airbags (comment)
August 25NHTSA-2003-1483849 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionReview of agency's report on improvements in New Car Assessment Program test results due to seat belt pretensioners and load limiters (comment)
August 11NHTSA-2003-1462349 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protectionReview of agency's report on initiatives to address vehicle compatibility (comment)
August 11NHTSA-2003-1462249 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistanceReview of agency's report on initiatives to address the mitigation of vehicle rollover (comment)
May 23FMCSA-2002-1233449 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penaltiesInquiries concerning graduated commercial driver's licensing; qualifications, testing, and licensing standards (comment)
April 14NHTSA-2002-1395749 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipmentPotential costs of adaptive frontal-lighting systems including costs associated with low-speed crashes (comment)
March 5NHTSA-2003-1439549 CFR 571.206 Door locks and door retention componentsDevelopment of a global technical regulation on door locks and door retention components (comment)
February 12NHTSA-2002-1141949 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standardsProposed corporate average fuel economy standards for 2005-07 model year light trucks (comment)
January 13NHTSA-2002-1354649 CFR 563 Event data recordersContinued development and installation of event data recorders in motor vehicles (comment)
January 7OSHA S-776Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1970IIHS requests reconsideration of agency's denial of Institute's initial petition (October 10, 2002) concerning safety belt use in motor vehicles while driving for employment purposes
2002Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
November 21NHTSA-2001-966349 CFR 575 Consumer informationProposed dynamic rollover test to determine vehicle rollover resistance and dissemination of results to inform consumers of rollover injury risk among passenger vehicles (comment)
October 23Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance BoardDraft Guidelines for Accessible Public Rights-of-WayInstallation of traffic signals on pedestrian crosswalks at all roundabouts to replace less safe and less efficient stop sign-controlled intersections (comment)
October 15FMCSA-2002-1165049 CFR 177 Carriage by public highway; 49 CFR 397 Transportation of hazardous materials, driving and parking rulesProposed security requirements for motor carriers transporting hazardous materials including use of automated tamper-resistant on-board recorders (comment)
October 10OSHA S-776Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1970IIHS petitions for amendments to federal standard to require mandatory safety belt use in motor vehicles while driving for employment purposes
September 10NHTSA-2002-1253849 CFR 571.500 Low-speed vehiclesProposed changes to federal standards concerning the operation and conspicuity of low-speed vehicles including reflective devices and occupant protection (comment)
September 5NHTSA49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protectionIIHS petitions for amendments to federal standards to incorporate new seat track and seat back adjustment procedures based on new seating accommodation model
August 22NHTSA-2002-1215149 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systemsProposed test procedures and injury criteria to determine injury mechanisms and countermeasures for restrained children in side and rear impact crashes (comment)
August 19FHWA-2001-1115923 CFR 655 Traffic operationsProposed revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices concerning supplemental plaques for right turn on red and signs for photo enforcement (comment)
July 1NHTSA-2002-1170749 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systems; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devicesProposed changes to child restraint test procedures including test dummies and injury criteria, crash pulse of dynamic test, and belt-positioning boosters (comment)
June 7FMCSA-1997-235049 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversComparison of hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers operating in the European Union and the United States and use of digital tachographs to monitor hours-of-service compliance (comment)
May 8NHTSA-2002-1141949 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standardsEstablishment of corporate average fuel economy standards for 2005-10 vehicles base on review of National Academy of Science study (comment)
February 26FMCSA-2001-9688, FMCSA-1997-235049 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversUse of electronic onboard recorders to collect information required for record of duty status for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (comment)
January 7NHTSA-2001-1005349 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 575 Consumer informationEstablishment of safety rating program for child restraint systems to help consumers make informed buying decisions including ease-of-use ratings and dynamic testing (comment)
2001Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 19NHTSA-1999-557249 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistanceProposed upgrades to roof crush resistance standard including alternative test procedures and real-world benefits of limiting headroom reduction (comment)
November 1NHTSA49 CFR 573 Defect and noncompliance responsibility and reportsIIHS petitions for amendments to federal standard to require that vehicle manufacturers provide the agency with vehicle identification numbers for defective or noncompliant vehicles or vehicle items
October 25FMCSA-2001-970949 CFR 350 Commercial motor carrier safety assistance program; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 384 State compliance with commercial driver's license programProposed changes to commercial driver's license program including disqualification of drivers who have committed serious traffic violations in private or commercial vehicles (comment)
October 1FMCSA-2001-980049 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructorsProposed exemption for certain insulin-using diabetic truck drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles provided adequate testing of blood-glucose levels and reporting of hypoglycemic events (comment)
September 27NHTSA-2001-1035949 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standardsUse and effectiveness of booster seats for improving the fit of adult seat belts for children (comment)
August 27EPA-Air A-2000-4940 CFR 86 Control of emissions from new and in-use highway vehicles and enginesPublication of information by vehicle manufacturers for emission-related repairs that could weaken deterrence value of antitheft devices (comment)
August 22NHTSA-2001-966349 CFR 575 Consumer informationProposed dynamic rollover test to determine vehicle rollover resistance and dissemination of results to inform consumers of rollover injury risk among passenger vehicles (comment)
August 9NHTSA-2001-895349 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standardsAgency's plan for monitoring and evaluating performance of depowered and advanced airbags and developing data for potential future airbag rulemakings (comment)
July 2FMCSA-1998-3298, FMCSA-1998-329949 CFR 365 Rules governing applications for operating authority; 49 CFR 368 Application for a certificate of registration to operate in municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or within the commercial zones of such municipalities; 49 CFR 382 Controlled substances and alcohol use and testing; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness proceduresProposed changes to regulations governing applications by Mexican carriers to operate beyond municipalities and commercial zones at the United States-Mexico border including adequate inspection program, equipment and driver violations, and subsequent crash risk (comment)
May 21FMCSA-2000-841049 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructorsProposed pilot program to allow carefully selected, screened, trained, and monitored truck drivers ages 18-21 to operate in interstate commerce (comment)
March 5NHTSA-2000-857049 CFR 571.202 Head restraints; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devicesProposed upgrades to head restraint standard including requirements for hight and backset, rear seating positions, and harmonization with European standards (comment)
February 12NHTSA-2000-824849 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.301 Fuel system integrity; 49 CFR 587 Deformable barriersProposed upgrades to fuel system integrity standard including front, side, and rear impact tests; side impact barrier; component testing; and fuel leakage (comment)
January 19FMCSA-1997-235049 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversResults from national public opinion survey on trucks and highway safety including support for electronic data recorders to monitor driving hours of commercial truck drivers (comment)
January 4NHTSA-2000-8446Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) ActProposed study of insurance data mandated by Congress including safety-related defects, noncrash fires, subrogation, and vehicle testing (comment)
2000Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 15FMCSA-1997-235049 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversRevision of agency's cost estimates to reflect availability of inexpensive automated recording devices that meet proposed specifications (comment)
August 4FMCSA-1997-235049 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of driversOpposition to some aspects of proposed hour-of service rules including fatigued-impaired driving, tamper-resistant automated recording, and required work-limit and off-duty times (comment)
July 31NHTSA-2000-685949 CFR 575 Consumer informationDevelopment of comparative rating system for rollover risk among passenger vehicles as part of the New Car Assessment Program (comment)
April 26FHWA-1999-657623 CFR 655 Traffic operationsRevisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices concerning temporary traffic control (comment)
April 26FHWA-1999-657523 CFR 655 Traffic operationsRevisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices concerning general provisions, markings, and signals (comment)
March 17NHTSA-1999-640749 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance orders; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptionsSubmission of published and corrected version of Institute study on driver fatalities provided in previous comment (December 30, 1999) (comment)
March 6NHTSA-1999-640749 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance order; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirement; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptionsInstitute's analysis of two fatal crashes from the National Automotive Sampling System cited by Center for Auto Safety as being airbag related (comment)
February 25NHTSA-1999-640749 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance orders; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptionsResponse to assertions by the Center for Auto Safety concerning the Institute's comment (December 30, 1999) on occupant crash protection (comment)
February 11NHTSA-1999-640749 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance orders; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptionsFundamental flaws in agency's analyses of its 30 mph rigid-barrier test to assess risk from inflating airbags to unbelted out-of-position occupants (comment)
1999Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
December 30NHTSA-1999-640749 CFR 552 Petition for rulemaking, defect, and noncompliance orders; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements; 49 CFR 595 Make inoperative exemptionsProposed upgrades to occupant protection standard including to minimize risks from inflating airbags including dummy injury criteria, alternative test procedures, and technological advances (comment)
September 15FHWA-1999-594249 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penaltiesProposed survey for graduated commercial driver's licensing system (comment)
1988Agency/Docket No.Standard/partTopic
October 21NHTSA-1988-09Notice 1 Periodic motor vehicle inspectionStudy of the effectiveness of motor vehicle inspection in reducing crashes (comment)

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