On February 8, 2016, NHTSA published a final rule that adopts the amendments proposed in the NPRM published on December 4, 2012. These amendments will restore the side marker photometry requirements for motor vehicles under thirty feet in length (having a width of 80” or more) that were in place prior to the 2007 final rule that reorganized the standard.
The amendments finalized in this final rule will take effect August 8, 2016. Optional early compliance with the rule is permitted.
Petitions for reconsideration of the final rule are due March 24, 2016.
NHTSA contact: For technical issues: Wayne McKenzie, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards, (202) 366-1729. For legal issues: John Piazza, Office of the Chief Counsel, 202) 366-2992.