National Highway Traffic Safety Administration September 1, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems
Document Number: E9-21042
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (the ``K.T. Safety Act of 2007'') directs NHTSA to consider amending the Federal motor vehicle safety standard aimed at minimizing the likelihood of death or injury from the accidental operation of power window systems. The amendment would require power windows and panels on motor vehicles to automatically reverse direction when such power windows and panels detect an obstruction to prevent children and others from being trapped, injured, or killed. In the event that NHTSA chooses not to require power windows and panels on motor vehicles to automatically reverse direction when such power windows and panels detect an obstruction, the Act requires that the agency submit a report to Congress describing why such standards were not prescribed and publish a list of vehicles that are or are not equipped with power windows and panels that automatically reverse direction when an obstruction is detected.