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Oregon Bulletin

March 1, 2011

 

Department of Transportation,
Transportation Safety Division
Chapter 737

Rule Caption: Minimum Safety Standards for Medium Speed Electric Vehicles.

Adm. Order No.: TSD 1-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 1-28-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-28-11

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2010

Rules Amended: 737-010-0020

Subject: The amendments to OAR 737-010-0020 adopt by reference the following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), as set forth in Title 49 CFR Part 571 (October 1, 2008), for medium-speed electric vehicles:

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 111; Rearview mirrors.

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 114; Theft protection and rollaway prevention standards.

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135; Light vehicle brake systems.

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 206; Door locks and door retention components.

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209; Seat belt assemblies. A Type 1 or Type 2 seat belt assembly conforming to FMVSS No. 209, installed at each designated seating position, and whose mounting complies with FMVSS No. 210.

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 216 Roof crush resistance.

      • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305;
Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.

      • A windshield of AS–1 or AS–5 composition, that conforms to the American National Standards Institute’s ‘’Safety Code for Safety Glazing Materials for Glazing Motor Vehicles Operating on Land Highway,’’ Z–26.1–1977, January 28, 1977, as supplemented by Z26.1a, July 3, 1980 (49 CFR 571.205)

      The amendments also adopt the federal Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) requirements of 49 CFR Part 565.

Rules Coordinator: Lauri Kunze—(503) 986-3171

737-010-0020

Minimum Safety Standards for Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles

As the minimum vehicle safety standards for medium-speed electric vehicles, Transportation Safety adopts the standards and requirements set forth below. The vehicle safety equipment requirements described under this rule apply to original and replacement equipment. A medium-speed electric vehicle must:

(1) Comply with the following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49, Part 571, 2008 edition.

(a) FMVSS No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

(b) FMVSS No. 111; Rearview mirrors.

(c) FMVSS No. 114; Theft protection and rollaway prevention standards.

(d) FMVSS No. 135; Light vehicle brake systems.

(e) FMVSS No. 206; Door locks and door retention components.

(f) FMVSS No. 209; Seat belt assemblies. A Type 1 or Type 2 seat belt assembly conforming to FMVSS No. 209, installed at each designated seating position, and whose mounting complies with FMVSS No. 210.

(g) FMVSS No. 216; Roof crush resistance.

(h) FMVSS No. 305; Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.

(i) FMVSS No. 205; A windshield of AS–1 or AS–5 composition, that conforms to the American National Standards Institute’s ‘’Safety Code for Safety Glazing Materials for Glazing Motor Vehicles Operating on Land Highway,’’ Z–26.1–1977, January 28, 1977, as supplemented by Z26.1a, July 3, 1980.

(2) Comply with the federal Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) requirements found in 49 CFR Part 565.

(3) Be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet, but no horn shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound.

(4) Be fully enclosed and may not be an open-body type vehicle.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865

Stats. Implemented: ORS 815.010, 815.030 & 2009 OL Ch 865

Hist.: TSD 1-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-29-09 thru 3-20-10; TSD 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-10; TSD 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-11

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