The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering expanding its safety program beyond what’s already mandated under a new law.
The agency has said it’s looking for more vehicles that can withstand a high impact, like a collision with a car or truck, and it wants to test them in a field to help determine the best vehicle for everyday use.
The NHTSA has already asked the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to develop safety standards for certain vehicle models, but this week it said it wants more testing of all models of vehicles.
The agency is also seeking data on how well vehicles perform in traffic and on the roadways.
The proposed rule would require vehicles to undergo a safety review that would include vehicle data, test data, crash data and crash investigation data.
The process would also include testing on roadways, in fields and on roads.
It would be conducted at least once every two years.
The rules also would require all models to have at least one driver-side air bag and an airbag that can deploy.
The vehicle must also have a rear air bag, or be equipped with one.
The vehicles would be subject to safety tests at least every five years.
NHTS would also conduct safety audits every five to 10 years to assess the safety of the vehicles.
If the agency approves the rule, it would take effect in five years, according to NHTA spokesman John Roth.
The rule would go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, and cover all new vehicles.
It has been recommended by the National Safety Council, which is comprised of representatives from federal agencies and the states.
The Transportation Department has said that the safety standards would also apply to older vehicles, which include older vehicles with older drivers, like the Chevy Cobalt.
The National Highway Safety Administration’s new vehicle safety standards are a step toward ensuring the safety and comfort of the millions of drivers who use every vehicle on the nation’s roads every day.
They are being issued in an effort to make the country’s roads safer.
The safety standards were established by Congress and are the result of more than a decade of study.
It’s the result in part of a federal mandate to modernize how the U.S. tracks and measures safety in the workplace.