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Comments submitted by the Institute to regulatory agencies regarding various highway safety issues


2016 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 2 FMCSA-2015-0149 Safety Measurement System (SMS) IIHS supports proposed enhancements to FMCSA's Safety Measurement System (SMS)
November 22 NHTSA-2016-0090 Federal Automated Vehicles Policy IIHS supports NHTSA's "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy” to provide guidance for evaluating, monitoring, and regulating the deployment of driving automation technology
November 22 NHTSA-2016-0091 Federal Automated Vehicles Policy IIHS supports information collection as part of NHTSA's "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy" to ensure the safe design, testing, and deployment of driving automation technology
November 4 FMCSA-2014-0083; NHTSA-2016-0087 49 CFR 393 Parts and accessories necessary for safe operation; 49 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards IIHS supports proposed speed limiter requirements for large trucks and urges FMCSA and NHTSA to finalize rulemaking
October 19 NHTSA-2016-0089 Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) IIHS recommends NTHSA omit vehicle automation data element from MMUCC
September 20 FMCSA-2016-0069 49 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 instructors IIHS urges FMCSA to study the safety effects of its pilot program and not generalize results to other younger drivers
June 16 NHTSA-2016-0049 Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) IIHS supports revised MMUCC Guideline and recommends that it be simplified to the minimum information to achieve its objectives
May 31 NHTSA-2016-0036 Public meeting IIHS supports NHTSA's planned guidelines for the safe deployment and operation of automated vehicle safety technologies
April 7 California Department of Motor Vehicles Senate Bill 1298; Chapter 570, Statutes of 2012 IIHS supports draft regulations for deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads and suggests improvements in reporting criteria concerning crash involvements, safety-related disengagements, vehicle use, and cyber security
February 16 NHTSA-2015-0119 49 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment; 49 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrors; 49 CFR 571.126 Electronic stability control systems; 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance; 49 CFR 571.226 Ejection mitigation IIHS supports proposed NCAP upgrades concerning pedestrian protection, crash avoidance features, and moderate overlap testing but questions replacing frontal and side impact dummies and using VIN information for crash avoidance features
February 16 NHTSA-2015-0118 49 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protection IIHS supports proposed upgrades to rear impact guards/protection standards but challenges shortcomings concerning quasi-static force requirements, certifying guards while attached to trailers, offset crash protection, and exemptions
2015 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
September 18 NHTSA-2015-0070 49 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment; 49 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protection IIHS supports proposed amendments to large truck safety standards requiring retroreflective treatments and rear underride guards on single unit trucks but encourages the agency to revise its cost-benefit analysis
July 10 NHTSA-2015-0045 49 CFR 571.218 Motorcycle helmets IIHS supports proposed definition and preliminary screening amendments to motorcycle helmets standard to assist enforcement of state helmet use laws
March 30 NHTSA-2015-0006 49 CFR 571.126 Electronic stability control systems; 49 CFR 571.135 Light vehicle brake systems IIHS supports the inclusion in NCAP of information about front crash avoidance and mitigation braking systems
March 24 NHTSA-2014-0123 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systems IIHS supports proposed amendments to child restraint anchorage systems standard to improve ease-of-use for lower anchorages and tethers in all rear seating positions
2014 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 4 NHTSA-2014-0108 Moving 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 20 NHTSA-2014-0022 49 CFR 571.150 Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications IIHS 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 5 FMCSA-2010-0167 49 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 drivers IIHS 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 22 NHTSA-2014-0012 49 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 mitigation IIHS supports proposed changes to child restraint systems standard to set minimum performance standards for forward- and rear-facing restraints in side impacts
April 16 NHTSA-2014-0025 NHTSA request for approval of new information collection IIHS review of NHTSA recruitment and debriefing of human subjects for field study on vehicle occupant protection technologies
April 14 NHTSA-2013-0130 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection IIHS review of NHTSA technical report on the evaluation of seat belt pretensioners and load limiters
February 28 NHTSA-2013-0115 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection IIHS review of NHTSA technical report on the evaluation of certified-advanced airbags
February 21 NHTSA-2014-0014 NHTSA 2014-18 Strategic Plan IIHS supports NHTSA’s 2014-18 strategic plan concerning motorcycle helmets and ABS, alcohol-impaired driving, seat belts, vehicle crashworthiness, and automated enforcement
January 27 NHTSA-2013-0078 49 CFR 582 Insurance cost information regulation HLDI supports NHTSA’s goals to inform consumers about the damage susceptibility of vehicles and costs to insure them
2013 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
July 25 NHTSA-2013-0076 49 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrors; 49 CFR 575 Consumer information IIHS supports NCAP update to recommend vehicle models with rearview video systems to avoid backover crashes
July 3 NHTSA-2012-0180 49 CFR 575 Consumer information IIHS supports NCAP modifications in areas of crash avoidance technologies, crashworthiness evaluations, and improving communication with consumers
June 27 NHTSA-2013-0013 49 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment IIHS review of NHTSA technical report on the effectiveness of LED stop lamps for reducing rear-end crashes
March 29 NHTSA-2012-0176 Reports, forms, and recordkeeping requirements IIHS supports collection of information about driver and passenger belt use habits and the effectiveness and consumer acceptance of rear seat belt reminder systems
March 13 NHTSA-2011-0148 49 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements IIHS 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 19 NHTSA-2012-0177 49 CFR 563 Event data recorders IIHS 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
2012 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 19 NHTSA-2012-0137 23 CFR 1200 Uniform procedures for state highway safety programs IIHS 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 1 NHTSA-2012-0070 NHTSA technical report on evaluation of enhancing vehicle-to-vehicle crash compatibility agreement, May 2012 IIHS, 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 18 NHTSA-2012-0057 NHTSA research report on forward-looking advanced braking technologies, June 2012 IIHS 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 10 NHTSA-2011-0145 49 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment IIHS supports revision to vehicle lighting requirements to allow more advanced adaptive forward lighting technologies in United States
August 17 NHTSA-2012-0065 49 CFR 571.136 Electronic stability control systems for heavy vehicles IIHS supports proposed new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control systems on heavy vehicles including truck tractors and buses
July 25 NHTSA-2012-0084 National Automotive Sampling System IIHS supports proposed effort to modernize the National Automotive Sampling System and suggests improvements for future needs
March 5 NHTSA-2009-0047 49 CFR 581 Bumper standard IIHS submits recent crash test results in support of its petition to extend bumper standard to light trucks and vans
March 5 NHTSA-2011-0174 49 CFR 571.114 Theft protection IIHS 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 9 NHTSA-2010-0131 40 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 reports IIHS 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
2011 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
April 22 NHTSA-2010-0062 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systems IIHS supports inclusion of belt fit assessment for booster seats in agency's proposed new consumer information program for child restraints
March 21 FMCSA-2010-0167 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS 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 8 NHTSA-2010-0145 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems IIHS 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 4 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 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 drivers IIHS supports proposed revisions to hours-of-service rule to reduce daily driving limit from 11 to 10 hours with single restart provision
January 31 NHTSA-2010-0162 49 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrors; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements IIHS 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 24 NHTSA-2010-0158 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems IIHS supports proposed changes to child restraint systems standard to include belt fit criteria for belt positioning booster seats
2010 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 13 NHTSA-2009-0047 49 CFR 581 Bumper standard IIHS submits recent crash test results in support of its petition to extend bumper standard to light trucks and vans
December 10 NHTSA-2010-0150 49 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protection IIHS reviews agency's technical report on the effectiveness of underride guards for heavy trailers
November 2 American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators/Best Practice (2010-04-22) Best practice for state titling, registration of minitrucks IIHS submits data to support recommendation that states not permit minitrucks or low-speed vehicles on public roads
August 24 NHTSA-2010-0061 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection IIHS supports petition for rulemaking to amend occupant crash protection standard to require rear seat belt reminder systems
August 18 NHTSA-2002-11950 49 CFR 571.122 Motorcycle brake systems IIHS critiques NHTSA study on motorcycle ABS effectiveness and supports rulemaking to require the technology
June 29 FHWA-2010-0010 49 CFR 565 Vehicle identification number requirements IIHS supports proposed update to state reporting of motorcycle registration information to include vehicle identification numbers
April 30 NHTSA-2009-0108 49 CFR 571.122 Motorcycle brake systems IIHS supports proposed amendment to federal standard requiring ABS on all motorcycles
February 1 NHTSA-2009-0183 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance; 49 CFR 571.226 Ejection mitigation IIHS supports new safety standard to reduce partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes
2009 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 1 NHTSA-2009-0059 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 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 vehicles IIHS supports establishment of greenhouse gas emission standards and corporate average fuel economy standards for 2012-16 light-duty vehicles
August 21 National Conference of Insurance Legislators Proposed model act regarding auto airbag fraud IIHS does not support the use of salvaged airbags in vehicle repair unless done under tightly controlled conditions
August 14 NHTSA-2009-0047 49 CFR 581 Bumper standard IIHS supports amendments to federal standard to require compliance by SUVs, pickups, and vans with same bumper performance standards applicable to passenger cars
July 1 NHTSA-2009-0106 OMB Control No. 2127–0021 IIHS 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 1 NHTSA-2009-0041 49 CFR 571.111 Rearview mirrors IIHS supports proposed amendments to rearview mirrors standard and no-blind-spot requirement to reduce deaths and injuries associated with backover crashes
2008 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 1 NHTSA-2008-0157 49 CFR 571.218 Motorcycle helmets IIHS supports proposed amendments to motorcycle helmets standard to assist enforcement of state helmet use laws by reducing misleading labeling of novelty helmets
November 17 NHTSA-2008-0150 49 CFR 571.122 Motorcycle brake systems IIHS supports proposed amendments to motorcycle brake systems standard to add and update requirements and test procedures and to harmonize with global technical regulations
November 12 NHTSA-2008-0149 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection; 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systems IIHS 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 27 NHTSA-2008-0124 49 CFR 571.219 Windshield zone intrusion IIHS does not support proposed rescission of windshield zone intrusion standard because of successful compliance and redundancy with other vehicle safety standards
August 19 Transport Canada CMVSR 115 Vehicle identification numbers HLDI 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
June 30 NHTSA-2008-0015 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance IIHS 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 27 NHTSA-2008-0089 49 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 reports IIHS 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
May 13 NHTSA-2008-0015 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance IIHS response to comment by Padmanaban and Moffatt containing misleading statements about IIHS study on roof strength and injury risk
April 22 Transport Canada CMVSR 215 Bumpers IIHS comments on proposed amendments to Canada's vehicle bumper standard that do not adequately address pedestrian protection, insurance claims, and global harmonization
March 27 NHTSA-2008-0015 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance IIHS supports increasing minimum roof strength requirement and comments on proposed headroom criterion and two-sided testing.
March 6 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS does not support interim final rule to permit 11 hours of consecutive driving and 34-hour restart provision for commercial truck drivers
March 5 NHTSA-2008-0016 49 CFR 571.202 Head restraints IIHS 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
2007 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 28 Transport Canada CMVSR 215 Bumpers Proposed amendments to Canada's vehicle bumper standard that do not adequately address pedestrian protection, bumper strength and weight, and vehicle compatibility (comment)
April 18 FMCSA-2004-18940 49 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 maintenance Mandate for electronic on-board recorders in all large trucks for hours-of-service compliance by commercial truck drivers (comment)
April 10 NHTSA-2006-26555 49 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards Suggested approaches for enhancing the New Car Assessment Program including front, side, and rear tests; rollover crashes; and crash avoidance technology (comment)
March 27 NHTSA-2006-26486 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Review of agency's evaluation report on the benefits of redesigned airbags to vehicle occupants (comment)
March 27 NHTSA-2007-26851 49 CFR 390.5 Definitions; 49 CFR 396 Inspection, repair, and maintenance Support for petitions requiring devices on large trucks to limit maximum speeds and prohibit owners and operators from adjusting the devices (comment)
February 8 NHTSA-2006-25442 49 CFR 572 Subpart V SID-IIsD side impact crash test dummy, small adult female Support for petitions requesting reconsideration of SID-IIs final rule and adoption of updated SID-IIs iliac wing design (comment)
2006 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 19 NHTSA-2006-25801 49 CFR 571.126 Electronic stability control systems; 49 CFR 585 Phase-in reporting requirements Proposed requirement for standard installation of electronic stability control systems in all passenger vehicles and availability of on/off switch (comment)
June 15 FMCSA-2005-23151 49 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructors Proposed amendment to medical qualifications standards to allow commercial truck drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate in interstate commerce (comment)
April 14 NHTSA-2005-21462 49 CFR 571.121 Air brake systems Proposed 30 percent reduction in required stopping distances for air-braked truck tractors (comment)
March 22 NHTSA-2005-23216 49 CFR 575 Consumer information; 49 CFR 583 Automobile parts content labeling Proposed use of comparative vehicle crashworthiness ratings on the information labels required for new passenger vehicles (comment)
March 9 FHWA-2005-22706 23 CFR 420 Planning and research program administration Quality, timeliness, and comprehensiveness of motor vehicle registration and licensed driver information (comment)
2005 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
November 29 NHTSA-2005-22223 49 CFR 523 Vehicle classification; 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards; 49 CFR 537 Automotive fuel economy reports Proposed 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 18 NHTSA-2005-22143 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance Proposed changes to roof crush resistance standard including roof crush requirements, quasi-static and dynamic test procedures, and real-world data (comment)
October 31 NHTSA-2005-21245 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems Proposed changes to child restraint standards including test dummies, booster seat weight and fit, and belt-positioning devices (comment)
October 18 FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Institute study of hours-of-service compliance by long-distance commercial truck drivers and the need for electronic on-board recorders (comment)
August 22 NHTSA-2005-21600 49 CFR 571.3 Definitions; 49 CFR 571.210 Seat belt assembly anchorages Proposed changes to definition and number of designated seating position to ensure sufficient numbers of restraint systems for all occupants (comment)
July 15 FMCSA-2005-21338 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot program; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Exemption of Xora Inc. from design requirements for on-board recording devices to monitor hours of services by commercial truck drivers (comment)
June 15 FMCSA-2004-19608, FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Recommendations from Inspector General Mead for increased enforcement of hours-of-service regulations including requirement for electronic on-board recorders (comment)
March 28 FMCSA-2004-19185 Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, 1999 Collection of new information for the agency's bus crash causation study and inadequacies of proposed data sets (comment)
March 10 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Institute 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 4 NHTSA-2004-18865 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devices Proposed requirements for a small adult female test dummy used in side impact tests including floating rib guide version of SID-IIs dummy (comment)
January 3 FMCSA-1998-3706 49 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 drivers Proposed supporting documents required by motor carriers to verify the accuracy of commercial truck drivers' hours of duty status including exemption criteria and requests (comment)
2004 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 13 NHTSA-2004-18765 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Proposed changes to New Car Assessment Program including frontal test procedures and rating system (comment)
December 8 FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Canadian Trucking Alliance's endorsement of electronic on-board recorders for Canadian hours-of-service compliance (comment)
November 30 FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Use of electronic on-board recorders for hours-of-service compliance including capabilities, costs and benefits, and enforcement (comment)
October 14 NHTSA-2004-17694 49 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 598 Side impact phase-in reporting requirements Proposed upgrades to side impact protection standards including barrier and pole tests, side impact dummies, and performance criteria (comment)
August 18 NHTSA-2004-18029 49 CFR 563 Event data recorders Proposed installment and use of event data recorders in all passenger vehicles including minimum data requirements (comment)
July 13 NHTSA-2003-16128 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards Proposed reforming of the automobile fuel economy standards program including fleet average requirements, weight- and size-indexed standards, and vehicle classifications (comment)
July 2 NHTSA-2003-15715 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Proposed high-speed frontal offset crash test requirement for passenger vehicles including vehicle stiffness and aggressivity (comment)
January 12 FMCSA-2003-15818 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Exemption of Werner Enterprises to pilot test global positioning system technology to monitor and document drivers' hours of service (comment)
2003 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 6 NHTSA-2003-15732 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Proposed increase in impact speed for frontal full-width barrier tests involving small adult female dummies (comment)
September 8 NHTSA-1999-5098 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devices Joint letter concerning recommended procedures for evaluating occupant injury risk from deploying side airbags (comment)
August 25 NHTSA-2003-14838 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Review of agency's report on improvements in New Car Assessment Program test results due to seat belt pretensioners and load limiters (comment)
August 11 NHTSA-2003-14623 49 CFR 571.208 Occupant crash protection Review of agency's report on initiatives to address vehicle compatibility (comment)
August 11 NHTSA-2003-14622 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance Review of agency's report on initiatives to address the mitigation of vehicle rollover (comment)
May 23 FMCSA-2002-12334 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties Inquiries concerning graduated commercial driver's licensing; qualifications, testing, and licensing standards (comment)
April 14 NHTSA-2002-13957 49 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment Potential costs of adaptive frontal-lighting systems including costs associated with low-speed crashes (comment)
March 5 NHTSA-2003-14395 49 CFR 571.206 Door locks and door retention components Development of a global technical regulation on door locks and door retention components (comment)
February 12 NHTSA-2002-11419 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards Proposed corporate average fuel economy standards for 2005-07 model year light trucks (comment)
January 13 NHTSA-2002-13546 49 CFR 563 Event data recorders Continued development and installation of event data recorders in motor vehicles (comment)
2002 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
November 21 NHTSA-2001-9663 49 CFR 575 Consumer information Proposed dynamic rollover test to determine vehicle rollover resistance and dissemination of results to inform consumers of rollover injury risk among passenger vehicles (comment)
October 23 Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board Draft Guidelines for Accessible Public Rights-of-Way Installation of traffic signals on pedestrian crosswalks at all roundabouts to replace less safe and less efficient stop sign-controlled intersections (comment)
October 15 FMCSA-2002-11650 49 CFR 177 Carriage by public highway; 49 CFR 397 Transportation of hazardous materials, driving and parking rules Proposed security requirements for motor carriers transporting hazardous materials including use of automated tamper-resistant on-board recorders (comment)
September 10 NHTSA-2002-12538 49 CFR 571.500 Low-speed vehicles Proposed changes to federal standards concerning the operation and conspicuity of low-speed vehicles including reflective devices and occupant protection (comment)
August 22 NHTSA-2002-12151 49 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 systems Proposed test procedures and injury criteria to determine injury mechanisms and countermeasures for restrained children in side and rear impact crashes (comment)
August 19 FHWA-2001-11159 23 CFR 655 Traffic operations Proposed revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices concerning supplemental plaques for right turn on red and signs for photo enforcement (comment)
July 1 NHTSA-2002-11707 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 571.225 Child restraint anchorage systems; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devices Proposed changes to child restraint test procedures including test dummies and injury criteria, crash pulse of dynamic test, and belt-positioning boosters (comment)
June 7 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Comparison 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 8 NHTSA-2002-11419 49 CFR 533 Light truck fuel economy standards Establishment of corporate average fuel economy standards for 2005-10 vehicles base on review of National Academy of Science study (comment)
February 26 FMCSA-2001-9688, FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Use of electronic onboard recorders to collect information required for record of duty status for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (comment)
January 7 NHTSA-2001-10053 49 CFR 571.201 Occupant protection in interior impacts; 49 CFR 571.213 Child restraint systems; 49 CFR 575 Consumer information Establishment of safety rating program for child restraint systems to help consumers make informed buying decisions including ease-of-use ratings and dynamic testing (comment)
2001 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 19 NHTSA-1999-5572 49 CFR 571.216 Roof crush resistance Proposed upgrades to roof crush resistance standard including alternative test procedures and real-world benefits of limiting headroom reduction (comment)
October 25 FMCSA-2001-9709 49 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 program Proposed changes to commercial driver's license program including disqualification of drivers who have committed serious traffic violations in private or commercial vehicles (comment)
October 1 FMCSA-2001-9800 49 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 instructors Proposed 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 27 NHTSA-2001-10359 49 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards Use and effectiveness of booster seats for improving the fit of adult seat belts for children (comment)
August 27 EPA-Air A-2000-49 40 CFR 86 Control of emissions from new and in-use highway vehicles and engines Publication of information by vehicle manufacturers for emission-related repairs that could weaken deterrence value of antitheft devices (comment)
August 22 NHTSA-2001-9663 49 CFR 575 Consumer information Proposed dynamic rollover test to determine vehicle rollover resistance and dissemination of results to inform consumers of rollover injury risk among passenger vehicles (comment)
August 9 NHTSA-2001-8953 49 CFR 571 Federal motor vehicle safety standards Agency's plan for monitoring and evaluating performance of depowered and advanced airbags and developing data for potential future airbag rulemakings (comment)
July 2 FMCSA-1998-3298, FMCSA-1998-3299 49 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 procedures Proposed 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 21 FMCSA-2000-8410 49 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 instructors Proposed pilot program to allow carefully selected, screened, trained, and monitored truck drivers ages 18-21 to operate in interstate commerce (comment)
March 5 NHTSA-2000-8570 49 CFR 571.202 Head restraints; 49 CFR 572 Anthropomorphic test devices Proposed upgrades to head restraint standard including requirements for hight and backset, rear seating positions, and harmonization with European standards (comment)
February 12 NHTSA-2000-8248 49 CFR 571.214 Side impact protection; 49 CFR 571.301 Fuel system integrity; 49 CFR 587 Deformable barriers Proposed upgrades to fuel system integrity standard including front, side, and rear impact tests; side impact barrier; component testing; and fuel leakage (comment)
January 19 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Results 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 4 NHTSA-2000-8446 Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act Proposed study of insurance data mandated by Congress including safety-related defects, noncrash fires, subrogation, and vehicle testing (comment)
2000 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 15 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Revision of agency's cost estimates to reflect availability of inexpensive automated recording devices that meet proposed specifications (comment)
August 4 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Opposition 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 31 NHTSA-2000-6859 49 CFR 575 Consumer information Development of comparative rating system for rollover risk among passenger vehicles as part of the New Car Assessment Program (comment)
April 26 FHWA-1999-6576 23 CFR 655 Traffic operations Revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices concerning temporary traffic control (comment)
April 26 FHWA-1999-6575 23 CFR 655 Traffic operations Revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices concerning general provisions, markings, and signals (comment)
March 17 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 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 exemptions Submission of published and corrected version of Institute study on driver fatalities provided in previous comment (December 30, 1999) (comment)
March 6 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 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 exemptions Institute's analysis of two fatal crashes from the National Automotive Sampling System cited by Center for Auto Safety as being airbag related (comment)
February 25 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 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 exemptions Response to assertions by the Center for Auto Safety concerning the Institute's comment (December 30, 1999) on occupant crash protection (comment)
February 11 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 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 exemptions Fundamental 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)
1999 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 30 NHTSA-1999-6407 49 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 exemptions Proposed upgrades to occupant protection standard including to minimize risks from inflating airbags including dummy injury criteria, alternative test procedures, and technological advances (comment)
September 15 FHWA-1999-5942 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties Proposed survey for graduated commercial driver's licensing system (comment)
1988 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 21 NHTSA-1988-09 Notice 1 Periodic motor vehicle inspection Study of the effectiveness of motor vehicle inspection in reducing crashes (comment)

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