Occupant Protection in Interior Impact

This Standard applies to MPVs, trucks and buses with a GVWR or 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg) or less. It establishes requirements for the use of energy-absorbing materials on the interior components such as instrument panels, seat backs, interior doors, armrests and sun visors.

Beginning Sept. 1, 2007, trucks, buses and MPVs produced in two or more stages with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg) or less must provide head protection when an occupant’s head strikes upper interior components, including pillars, side rails, headers and the roof.


Trucks & MPVs 10,000 GVWR or Less Yes
Trucks More than 10,000 GVWR No 
Buses 10,000 GVWR or Less Yes
Buses More than 10,000 GVWR No 
Trailers No 

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