49 U.S. Code § 31147. Limitations on authority

(a) Traffic Regulations.—
This subchapter does not authorize the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe traffic safety regulations or preempt State traffic regulations. However, the Secretary may prescribe traffic regulations to the extent their subject matter was regulated under parts 390399 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, on October 30, 1984.
(b) Regulating the Manufacturing of Vehicles.—
This subchapter does not authorize the Secretary to regulate the manufacture of commercial motor vehicles for any purpose, including fuel economy, safety, or emission control.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


49 App.:2519(a).

Oct. 30, 1984, Pub. L. 98–554, § 229, 98 Stat. 2853.


49 App.:2519(b).

In subsection (a), the word “prescribe” is substituted for “establish or maintain” for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.