NHTSA to hold compliance workshops on roof crush, CAFE

  • 22-May-2009 11:10 EDT
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The current rule on roof strength calls for testing of only one side of the roof. The new rule will require testing of both sides. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will hold compliance workshops/demonstrations in late June for new rules covering roof strength and vehicle footprint (as it relates to vehicle classification for corporate average fuel economy). The workshops will be held on one or two to-be-determined days the week of June 22. Registration is required for the free event at General Testing Laboratories in Colonial Beach, VA. To register, contact maritza.marshall@dot.gov or elena.sonsev@dot.gov. For technical issues relating to roof crush resistance testing, contact james.jones@dot.gov. For technical issues relating to vehicle footprint, contact john.finneran@dot.gov.

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