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Feds propose new rules to protect bus passengers in rollover crashes #METRO

Both the proposed test procedure and performance requirements are closely modeled after the European regulations for large buses. In a separate rulemaking action to improve safety even further, the Department is planning on finalizing requirements later this year for stability control technologies in these vehicles, which would help prevent rollovers from occurring. "The traveling public deserves safer service and peace of mind when they board a motorcoach or large bus," said NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman. "Stronger large bus structures, combined with seat belt use will help keep passengers secured and protected in the event of a crash." "In addition to taking critical steps to improve the structural design of buses," said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, "We are committed to further increasing motorcoach safety through stricter oversight, in-depth investigation...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/news/story/2014/07/feds-pro...

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