Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Air Brake Systems
In July 2009, NHTSA published a final rule that amended the Federal motor vehicle safety standard for air brake systems by requiring substantial improvements in stopping distance performance. In November 2009, the agency published a final rule that provided a partial response to petitions for reconsideration of the earlier rule. Today's document corrects errors in the November 2009 final rule.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention
Pursuant to a statutory mandate in the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007, NHTSA is placing a requirement in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114 that certain motor vehicles with an automatic transmission that includes a ``park'' position manufactured for sale on or after September 1, 2010 be equipped with a brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI). This interlock must necessitate that the service brake pedal be depressed before the transmission can be shifted out of ``park,'' and must function in any starting system key position. The BTSI requirement adopted by this final rule is identical in substance to the Congressional requirement.
Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program
This document establishes the test procedures to be used by tire manufacturers in a new consumer information program to generate comparative performance information to inform consumers about the effect of their choices among replacement passenger car tires on fuel efficiency, safety, and durability. When this program is fully established, this information will be provided to consumers at the point of sale and online. This information will encourage the purchase of better performing replacement tires.