Make Inoperative Exemptions Update

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Recently, NHTSA added three new items to the make inoperative exemptions 49 CFR Part 595, Subpart C. The additions were for FMVSS 111- Rear Visibility, FMVSS 203- Roof Crush resistance, and a carve out in FMVSS 208 that only applies to the installation of hand controls by rental car companies. As a result, the Make Inoperative Form was revised in both QAP administration software packages: QAPx and DOCUTRACK.

So, what do you need to do? Nothing really—the new form will automatically load in each system! Just make sure you begin using the new exemptions immediately.

Here is a breakdown of when we expect you will use the new exemptions:

  • The FMVSS 111 exemption applies when you obstruct, or partially obstruct, the rear camera view. Installing a hitch mounted lift, trailered lift, or any mobility equipment installed to the rear of the vehicle you will use the FMVSS 111 exemption. The only exception is in cases where you can confirm there is no obstruction. Keep in mind, there could be no obstruction when the lift is installed, but when the clients mobility device is loaded, that’s when there could [...]

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