26 Aug '16, 4pm

MEMBER ALERT: @FMCSA Amended Pre-Trip Safety Information Guidelines for Motorcoaches

The FMCSA has amended its pre-trip safety guidance recommending that the motorcoach industry encourage passengers to use lap/shoulder seat belts. This amended guidance is provided in response to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Final Rule published on November 25, 2013 [78 FR 70416] titled, “Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection.” As a result of the NHTSA final rule, lap/shoulder seat belts will be required in all new motorcoaches manufactured after November 25, 2016. The driver’s seat will also be required to have a lap/shoulder seat belt in addition to the passenger seating positions. The updated guidance from FMCSA is intended to ensure that passengers are briefed on how to use all onboard safety systems on a motorcoach at the beginning of each ...

Full article: http://www.buses.org/news/article/fmcsa-amended-pre-trip-...

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