UN R17: Proposal for the 09 series of amendments
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Proposal to require seat belt components such as retractors to remain functional if damaged during the load-retention test according to Annex 9 of UN R17. Such components have occasionally been damaged during testing such that their functionality has been impaired. In order to ensure adequate occupant safety, this proposal would require all safety-belt components to be included in the test installation and require post-test inspection to confirm the continued functionality. The transitional provisions phase in the new requirements during September 2020-September 2022.

Reference Number: WP.29/2018/142
Date: 27 August 2018
Proposal Status: Adopted
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GRSP/2018/4 | UN R17: Proposal for the 09 series of amendments
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 176 | 12-16 Nov 2018

117. The representative of the United States of America presented proposals on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/141 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/142 under agenda items 4.8.15 and 4.7.16, to amend UN Regulations Nos. 16 and 17. The World Forum recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.