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Posts tagged as: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA announces final rule for requiring seatbelts on motorcoaches

The NHTSA today issued a final rule requiring lap and shoulder seat belts for each passenger and driver seat on new motorcoaches; UMA also issued a statement.

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How could the NHTSA’s ESC proposal affect operators?

Last week the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on motorcoaches.

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MCI providing full support to NHTSA investigation

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Motor Coach Industries said it is providing its full support and cooperation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in its investigation of whether drive shafts on the company’s MCI D-Series motorcoaches can dislodge while in operation and cause drivers to lose control.

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Hand-held cell phone ban final

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It is official: interstate bus and truck drivers are prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles.

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Paper: NHTSA undercounted motorcoach deaths

According to USA Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has undercounted the number of motorcoach fatalities.

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NHTSA issues the NPRM on seat belts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that begins the process to mandate lap and shoulder restraint systems based on established U.S. standards and specifications on all newly manufactured motorcoaches. The eventual law becomes effective in January 2014.

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ABA encouraging operators to comment on seat belt proposal

Weeks after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called for 3-point seat belts on all new motorcoaches, officials at the American Bus Association have reviewed the proposal and are encouraging operators to let their voices be heard.

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LaHood releases seat belt safety reports

Two new reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that more than 72,000 lives were saved between 2005 and 2009 due to seat belt use.

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LaHood: Distracted driving remains ‘a deadly epidemic’

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, last year 5,474 people were killed on U.S. roadways in distracted driving-related accidents.

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LaHood proposes seatbelt regulations for motorcoaches

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed that all motorcoaches be fitted with lap shoulder seatbelts to better prevent driver and passenger ejections during crashes.

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