A new international standard designed to improve door locks and door retention systems to help prevent injury and death as a result of passenger ejection has bee agreed upon by the U.S. and twenty other countries. The standard will also lead to stronger safety requirements and test procedures for sliding doors that are found in passenger vehicles, mini-vans, and 15-passenger vans. A result of three years of research, development and negotiations, the standard is the first international vehicle safety regulation. Future international standards, to be known as Global Technical Regulations (GTRs), are expected to lead to reduced design, engineering, and production costs for consumers.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Safety
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: National Safety Council
    • ISSN: 0041-0721

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00986914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM