USA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – (Proposal of Rulemaking) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208 – “Occupant crash protection”

The Federal Register of the USA has published on the 17th of September of 2019 the advance notice of proposed rulemaking of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant crash protection”. This notice proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant crash protection, to require a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. NHTSA initiated a rulemaking proceeding in 2013, and as it continues with this proceeding NHTSA is seeking public comment on a variety of issues related to a requirement for a rear seat belt warning system. NHTSA seeks comment on, among other things, potential requirements for such systems, the vehicles to which they should apply, their effectiveness, the likely consumer acceptance, and the associated costs and benefits. Comments on this proposal no later than November 26, 2019