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FMVSS and Autoglass


FMVSS205, FMVSS212, FMVSS216, FMVSS219

A look at a few of the popular Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards pertaining to Autoglass. A brief summary of what the Standard is. For the complete detailed text from NHTSA, refer to  the PDF links (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


 

571.205 Standard No. 205; Glazing Materials.

Scope. This standard specifies requirements for glazing materials for use in motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.
Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to reduce injuries resulting from impact to glazing surfaces, to ensure a necessary degree of transparency in motor vehicle windows for driver visibility, and to minimize the possibility of occupants being thrown through the vehicle windows in collisions.

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571.212 Standard No. 212; Windshield Mounting.

Scope. This standard establishes windshield retention requirements for motor vehicles during crashes.
Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to reduce crash injuries and fatalities by providing for retention of the vehicle windshield during a crash, thereby utilizing fully the penetration-resistance and injury-avoidance properties of the windshield glazing material and preventing the ejection of occupants from the vehicle.

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571.216 Standard No. 216; Roof Crush Resistance.

Scope. This standard establishes strength requirements for the passenger compartment roof.
Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to reduce deaths and injuries due to the crushing of the roof into the occupant compartment in rollover crashes.

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571.219 Standard No. 219; Windshield Zone Intrusion.

Scope. This standard specifies limits for the displacement into the wind-shield area of motor vehicle components during a crash.
Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to reduce crash injuries and fatalities that result from occupants contacting vehicle components displaced near or through the windshield.

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