National Highway Traffic Safety Administration March 8, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Group Lotus plc; Grant of Petition for a Temporary Exemption From an Advanced Air Bag Requirement of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: 2013-05477
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the petition of Group Lotus plc (Lotus) for a temporary exemption of the front passenger position of its Evora model from one advanced air bag requirement of FMVSS No. 208, i.e., the higher maximum speed (56 km/h (35 mph)) belted test requirement using 5th percentile adult female dummies. The agency finds that achieving compliance with that requirement would cause substantial economic hardship to Lotus and that the company has tried to comply with the requirement in good faith.