A BRIEF EXAMINATION AND COMPARISON BETWEEN THE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS

This report is a brief examination of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) standards regarding passenger safety restraint systems. The NHTSA's standards are contained in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and those of the FAA are in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Also included is a comparison of the two agencies' regulations and some general recommendations to improve them.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Aviation Research

    Wichita State University
    Wichita, KS  United States  67208-1595
  • Authors:
    • Steele, B
    • Lankarani, H
  • Publication Date: 1991-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 91-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM