The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking designed to help prevent passenger cars from striking and perhaps underriding trailers on dark roads. NHTSA proposes to require a conspicuous array of reflectors or reflective tapes on the sides and rear of 1993-model dump, flatbed, tank and van trailers over 10,000-lb GVWR and having a width of at least 80 inches. NHTSA suggests marking a trailer's sides and rear with a continuous strip of 2-inch-wide, red-and-white-block-pattern reflective tape. Other bars of white reflective tapes are also required, as well as markings that would highlght the top corners of the sides and rear.

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    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089
  • Authors:
    • Cross, R
  • Publication Date: 1992-1

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  • Pagination: p. 20
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM