[DML] New DeLorean Crash Testing Exemption /Re: How will the new DeLorea
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[DML] New DeLorean Crash Testing Exemption /Re: How will the new DeLoreans be titled?



Don't know DMCH's plan for issuing titles on cars, but...

Go the to DOT's website, and lookup Docket # 23093 as an example.
http://dms.dot.gov/search/searchFormSimple.cfm

A car maker can petition, and be granted an expemption from safety 
standards providing they:
1. Have proven that they have done enough engineering in good faith 
to provide a safe vehicle that complies with safety regulations as 
much as possible.
2. Show that extensive testing would be a financial hardship on the 
company.

In a nutshell it says that the car isn't a deathtrap, and that 
testing is too expensive to try and protect a uber-minority of 
people out of the relative few who will own the vehicle and end up 
crashing it. The F430 line for example here is not only exempt from 
crash testing, but from an airbag requirement as well.

Aside from that, it can be proven that this is a relatively safe 
vehicle, as data from crash testing of the DMC-12 model line is 
still available, and shown that it was a relatively safe vehicle any 
how (George Washington University is the repository for all vehicle 
crash testing records, and yes I verified that they have COMPLETE 
data on the DMC-12: Multiple camera angles, telemetry, etc.). So 
there shouldn't be a problem with DMCH, or whatever seperate 
corporate entity they establish to build cars to recieve this 
exemption. However as of yet, no exemption appears to have been 
applied for, so who knows what DMCH's plans are...

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"

p.s. as an aside I went ahead and modified the Subject of the post 
so anyone checking the archives from now on will be able to look 
this up. It's a question that's going to keep coming up, so refering 
everyone back to the archives will be easier.




--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Sean" <sweitzel@...> wrote:
>
> How are the newly manufactured DeLoreans going to be sold? Kit 
cars? I
> can't imagine that the DMC-12 meets current safety standards. How 
does
> that work?
>




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