FMVSS 217 PDF

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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This final rule applies to electric vehicles EVs and to those hybrid vehicles HVs that are capable of fmves in any forward or reverse gear without the vehicle’s internal combustion engine ICE operating.

It will now end on December 10, The agency agrees that the change was inadvertent and is issuing this final rule to correct this mistake. In addition, to the extent warranted under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, establishing advanced glazing standards for the side and rear portals of the subject buses would fulfill a statutory provision of the Motorcoach Enhanced Fmvvss Act of incorporated and passed as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.

Based on the petition, available information, and the agency’s analysis in progress, NHTSA has decided that the Petitioners’ request related to rear impact guards merits further consideration.

Adjacent seat means a designated seating position located so that some portion of its occupant space is not more than 10 inches from an emergency exit, for a distance of at least 15 inches measured horizontally and 2177 to 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.

Summary This document denies a petition for rulemaking, submitted by Ms. Passenger compartment means space within the school bus interior that is between a vertical transverse plane located 76 centimeters in front of the forwardmost passenger seating reference point and a vertical transverse plane tangent to the rear interior wall of the 2117 at the vehicle centerline. A second side emergency exit door installed pursuant to Table 1 shall be located on the right side of the bus.

The Agency seeks these comments from interested stakeholders, including State and local authorities, companies, researchers, safety advocates and other experts interested in, engaged in or planning to become engaged in the design, development, testing, and deployment of motor vehicles with high and full driving automation.

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FMVSS & FMVSS – Reflective Solutions

This document reopens the comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking NPRM published January 28, Within the high force access region shown in Figure 3A for a side emergency exit door, within the high force access region shown f,vss both Figure 3D 1 and Figure 3D 2 for an interior release mechanism for a rear emergency exit door, and within the high force access region shown in Figure 3D 1 for an exterior release mechanism for a rear emergency exit door.

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 fmcss truck tractors.

Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than March 2, Based on the agencies’ review of the available data, limiting the speed of these heavy vehicles would reduce the severity of crashes involving these vehicles and reduce the 2117 fatalities and injuries. Thompson has not identified a safety need to justify fmgss changes he requested, and Mr.

The performance requirements would ensure that these vehicles provide a sufficient level of survival space to restrained occupants in rollover crashes.

Sliding window means a bus window designed to open by moving vertically or fmsvs to provide emergency egress. Previously, the maximum allowable upward mounting angle was 15 degrees beyond vertical. The compliance date is September 1,with full phase in by September 1, The Agencies have also received a letter opposing any extension of the comment period. 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.

Check-in through security will begin at 9 a. 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 5 centimeters above the arm rest, if any, whichever is higher.

For exits with one release mechanism, the exit shall require two force applications to open the exit: In the case of windows with one fnvss mechanism, the mechanism shall require two force applications to release the exit. Any side emergency exit windows shall be evenly divided between the right and left sides of the bus.

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Petitions for reconsideration of dmvss final rule must be received by December 27, In addition, establishing roof strength and crush resistance requirements, to the extent warranted under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, would fulfill a statutory provision of the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of incorporated and passed as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.

Therefore, the agency grants the Petitioners’ request to initiate rulemaking on rear impact guards. Within the low-force access regions shown in Figures 1 and 3 for an emergency exit window.

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the standard is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of February 13, Inwe expect that, without this rule, about 34 percent of new truck tractors and 80 percent of new buses affected by this final rule would be equipped with ESC systems.

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

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

Summary 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.

Restoration of the side marker requirements will have no negative impact on safety or function and will allow motor vehicle manufacturers to avoid unnecessary modifications to their side marker lamps with no added safety or functional benefit.

Motor carriers operating such vehicles in interstate commerce would be required to maintain the speed limiting devices for the service life of the vehicle. 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. Fmvsss and perpendicular to the undisturbed exit surface.