Occupant Crash Protection*

This Standard applies to MPVs, trucks and buses, and to vessels designed to contain a pressurized fluid or gas, and to explosive devices for use in the above type of motor vehicles as part of a system designed to provide protection to occupants in the event of a crash. It specifies seat belt types, locations and compatibility with child safety seats, performance requirements and a warning system when the driver’s seat belt is disconnected. Trucks with a GVWR greater than 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg) and other types of vehicles can be certified to this Standard without performing barrier testing.

*This Standard specifies barrier testing.


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

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