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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AM42 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Upgrade FMVSS No. 218, Motorcycle Helmets 
Abstract: This notice proposes amendments to the performance requirements and test procedures specified in FMVSS No. 218 to improve motorcyclist safety, better align with current motorcycle helmet designs and with international standards, and to improve the objectivity of the tests. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.218   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111    49 U.S.C. 30115    49 U.S.C. 30117    49 U.S.C. 30166    49 U.S.C. 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dow Shelnutt
General Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8779
Email: dow.shelnutt@dot.gov