September 2, 2011

NTSB recommends stability control standards for buses

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made the following recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Develop stability control system performance standards for all commercial motor vehicles and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds, regardless of whether the vehicles are equipped with a hydraulic or a pneumatic brake system. (H-11-7) This recommendation supersedes Safety Recommendation H-10-5.

Once the performance standards in Safety Recommendation H-11-7 have been developed, require the installation of stability control systems on all newly manufactured commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds. (H-11-8). This recommendation supersedes Safety Recommendation H-10-6.

In addition, Safety Recommendations H-10-5 and -6 to NHTSA are classified — Closed — Superseded‖ in the -Stability Control Systems‖ section of the accident report's Analysis.

The NTSB also issued safety recommendations to the DOT, PHMSA, the FMCSA, the FHWA and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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