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September 02, 2011  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

NTSB calls again for stability control systems


WASHINGTON, D.C. — New recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) call for stability control systems to be required on new commercial vehicles over 10,000 pounds.

In the recommendations — which includes school buses — the NTSB also calls on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop stability control system performance standards for all commercial motor vehicles and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating above 10,000 pounds, regardless of whether they are equipped with a hydraulic or a pneumatic brake system.

The recommendations — which supersede earlier, similar recommendations (H-10-5 and H-10-6) — were among several from the NTSB in response to a 2009 incident in Indiana in which a tanker truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas rolled over and caught fire.

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ok stick the engine in the middle (like a crown), lower it's center of gravity, make it 102" wide......

BL    |    Sep 15, 2011 07:49 AM

I agree with the regulation for high vehicles and tankers. But school buses ? come on, the only time they tip is in extreem situations like going into ditches or being broadsided. In either instance stability control would be worthless. Lets save the money so we can afford to buy the new equipment.

Jack    |    Sep 07, 2011 04:27 AM

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