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NPRM Std. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment


This rulemaking would restore the side marker lamp requirements for vehicles that are over 80 inches wide, and also less than 30 feet in overall length, to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. The requirements were modified when the agency published a final rule reorganizing the standard on December 4, 2007. A 1980 final rule created a relaxed requirement for vehicles that are less than 30 feet in overall length, so that dual wheeled pickup trucks that share components with regular pickup trucks did not have to meet separate requirements. This relaxed requirement was inadvertently omitted when the rule was reorganized in 2007, so this rulemaking would restore the 1980 language.

RIN: 2127-AL27
Type: Rule Making
SUB TYPE Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Disposition Pending
Action Office NCC-112
Government Level Affected No


  • See attached file(s)
    Public Submission
    Posted: 12/19/2012
    Submitter Name: M. ...
    Organization: General Motors, LLC
  • We, the United States World Trade Organization (WTO)/Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Inq...
    Public Submission
    Posted: 01/04/2013
    Submitter Name: Aubrey ...
    Organization: NIST
  • Attached are the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers comments supporting the subject NPRM...
    Public Submission
    Posted: 01/04/2013
    Submitter Name: Scott ...
    Organization: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers