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FMCSA to allow safety devices to be mounted on interior CMV windshields

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Washington – Video event recorders, lane departure warning systems, collision mitigation systems, transponders and other safety devices may now be mounted on the inside windshield of commercial motor vehicles, according to a final rule published Sept. 23 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

In the rule, FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to permit voluntary mounting of select devices that use “vehicle safety technology” as defined in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The devices may be placed no more than 4 inches below the upper edge and no more than 7 inches above the lower edge of the area swept by the vehicle’s windshield wipers.

The rule is scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 24.

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