The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule that requires “lap/shoulder seat belts for each passenger seating position in all new over-the-road buses, and in new buses other than over-the-road buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 11,793 kilograms (KG) (26,000 pounds), with certain exclusions.” The rule takes effect November 28, 2016, but optional early compliance is permitted. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by January 9, 2014. See Federal Register, November 25, 2013.