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RCC Motor Vehicles Working Group: Existing and New Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Work Plans
Canada Lead: Laureen Kinney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety & Security, TC
U.S. Lead: Susan McDermott, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, DOT
The following work plan between the Motor Vehicle Safety group of Transport Canada (TC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is designed to help facilitate the alignment of light and heavy-duty vehicle motor vehicle safety standards. This work will be done through enhanced communication and collaboration at the early stages of the contemplation of new regulations and by identifying rulemaking initiatives of common interest.
Initiative B: Undertake new regulatory initiatives aimed at regulatory alignment
Further align the following standards:
a) Motorcycle brakes;
b) Rear back up cameras;
c) Trailer underride guards and aerodynamic boat tails
6 to 12 months – NHTSA to initiate rulemaking to consider requirements for trailer underride guards, which also includes requirements for aerodynamic boat tails for trailers
Beyond 18 months – NHTSA to complete rulemaking for trailer underride guards, which also includes requirements for aerodynamic boat tails for trailers
Beyond 18 months – Transport Canada to complete the following:
- Part II publication of CMVSS 214 for Side Impact Protection