Zone Offroad Products is FMVSS 126 Compliant


Zone Offroad Products is FMVSS 126 Compliant

Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126 requiring all new passenger vehicles under 10,000 lbs GVWR include an electronic stability control (ESC) system as standard equipment. FMVSS No. 126 tests new vehicle ESC systems through a series of evasive lane-change maneuvers at highway speeds to ensure the driver can maintain control in critical driving situations. The idea behind the mandate is to reduce the risk of rollover crashes among passenger vehicles. Effective August 2012 this law requires aftermarket products to be compliant with these same standards.

The initial investment to test compliance is large, so many companies have chosen to self certify their products without any formal engineering analysis. Zone Offroad Products, however, has been on the industry forefront by working towards independent verification of all applicable suspension kits that are in compliance with the new standards. Currently many of the Jeep, Dodge, and Ford kits have been verified compliant and other applications continue to be tested periodically.

This accomplishment is just a small representation of the large investment by the Zone Offroad Products team to produce the safest and highest quality products on the market today. For additional information on this and other quality products available log on to our website at Zone Offraod Products is a division of Sport Truck USA Inc.

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