NHTSA considers expanding scope of bumper standard

  • 16-Jun-2009 10:00 EDT

NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is seeking comment on whether to revise its standard on bumpers to include light trucks, vans, and SUVs. The deadline for comments is Aug. 14. The agency is seeking input in the way of studies, test protocols, data, and references related to the topics of costs vs. benefits, vehicle compatibility, pedestrian safety, new technologies, and statutory criteria. Comments may be submitted to the docket (NHTSA-2009-0047) in writing or electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://regulations.gov.

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