NHTSA schedules phase-in of back-up camera requirements on light duty vehicles

April 8, 2014
The new regulations will apply to all vehicles 10,000-lb gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and less except motorcycles and trailers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published in the Federal Register their final rule amending Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 111 to require rear backup systems/cameras on light duty vehicles. The regulation was mandated by Congress in 2007.
 
The new regulations, scheduled to be phased-in as a percentage of a vehicle manufacturer's production between May 1, 2016 and May 1, 2018, will apply to all vehicles 10,000-lb gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and less except motorcycles and trailers. Multi-stage vehicle manufacturers will be given until the end of the phase-in period to demonstrate compliance.  
 
The NTEA will publish a more in-depth review of the new regulation in an upcoming issue of the NTEA News.

View a copy of the complete final rule as published in the Federal Register

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