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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Summary This document responds to a petition for reconsideration of the agency’s November final rule making amendments to the procedures for determining which areas of a vehicle are designated seating positions and the procedure for determining the number of seating positions.

Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received by December 27, This material is intended to better inform the public as they prepare comments in response to the RFC. We expect that, as a result of this joint rulemaking, virtually all of these vehicles would be limited to that speed.

The rear exit shall meet the requirements of S5. This document reopens the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking NPRM published January 28, Push-out window means a vehicle window designed to open outward to provide for emergency egress.

Post and roof bow panel space means the area between two adjacent post and roof bows. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by 2217 Director fmvsd the Federal Register as of August 24, 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.

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

Hofferberth on April 1, Cornell Law School Search Cornell. 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. Any side emergency exit windows shall be evenly divided between the right and left sides of the bus.


It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. 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. Within the high-force access regions shown in Figures 2 and 3 for an emergency exit window.

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

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the standard is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of February 13, These instructions shall be in letters at least 1 centimeter high and of a color that contrasts with its background. Not more than newtons. As shown in Figure 2 or Figure 3. Rmvss several years, NHTSA has researched forward collision avoidance and mitigation mfvss on heavy vehicles, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems.

The Agency also seeks comments from road users, including vehicle drivers and passengers, cyclists and pedestrians.

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. The release mechanism shall operate without the use of remote controls or tools, and notwithstanding fmvsz failure of the vehicle’s power system. For exits with one release mechanism, the exit shall require two force applications to open the exit: After the release mechanism has been operated, each emergency exit window 2217 a school bus shall, under the conditions of S6.

Petitions for reconsideration vmvss this final rule must be received not later than February 1, Effective June 14,with optional early compliance as discussed below. In the case of a bus equipped with three side emergency door exits pursuant to Table 1, the third shall be located on the left side of the bus. With the lift 2217 the folded or stowed position, such opening is considered a side emergency exit door.

The force ffmvss for at least one of the release mechanisms 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 petitioner claims that the recommended changes to the relevant safety standards would allow vehicle manufacturers to better utilize the regenerator technology to increase vehicle efficiency.


FMVSS & FMVSS – Reflective Solutions

NHTSA believes that V2V capability will not develop absent regulation, because there would not be any immediate safety benefits for consumers who are early adopters of V2V. In the case of roof exits with two release mechanisms, each mechanism shall require one application to release the exit.

Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than January 30, NHTSA has granted Toyota’s petition and proposes to establish appropriate performance requirements to ensure the safe introduction of adaptive driving beam headlighting systems if equipped on newly manufactured vehicles. Marianne Karth and the Truck Safety Coalition Petitioners requesting that the agency improve the safety of rear impact underride guards on trailers and single unit trucks.

It will now end on December 10, Summary This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by Mr. The compliance date is September 1,with full phase in by September 1, After a careful technical review of the petition and the issues raised by the petitioner, the agency has decided to grant the petition because there is sufficient evidence to indicate that a larger lane width is needed for testing of long wheelbase truck tractors.

See Figures 5B and 5C. His petition includes two requests: The effective date of the final rule published on December 14, 81 FRis delayed until June 5, Previously, the maximum allowable upward mounting angle was 15 degrees beyond vertical.

NHTSA is issuing this NPRM to propose a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard to enhance the rollover structural integrity of certain types of large buses generally, over-the-road buses of any weight and fmvxs buses with a gross vehicle weight rating GVWR greater than 11, kilograms kg 26, pounds lb.