vehicle was manufactured in India and exported for African markets.
Further, she learned that there were absolutely no independent standards for any tests that companies conducted to crash-test their products; while some manufacturers claimed their products were crash-tested, this information was useless to consumers (and their dogs) in the absence of test standards.
The company recommends that small dogs (those who measure less than 31 inches using the measuring protocol, seen in the adjacent illustration) do not wear a harness, but are crated in a crash-tested and well-secured pet carrier instead.
COVENTRY car firm Peugeot has not crash-tested
one of its cars for drivers weighing more than 12 stone 4lb, an inquest heard.
The features of this crash-tested chair make it safer and easier to use when riding in a paratransit van or a fixed-route transit bus--or even a privately owned adaptive van.
This standard--soon to be called ANSI/RESNAWC18--provides for the use of crash-tested four-point, strap-type tie-downs (or a docking system for a privately owned vehicle) and a three-point occupant restraint over the torso and pelvis.
Typical seats in cars and vans have been crash-tested to very high standards.
Chairs must be secured to the floor using crash-tested securement straps or docking stations.
The fact that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is relying on vehicles to be crash-tested according to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) could `possibly, in the long run, limit end-users' choice of vehicles.
Dwain Nunn, Independent Mobility Systems (IMS) chief operating officer, says his company has also crash-tested its own full-size lowered-floor Ford Econoline van and met FMVSS standards.