18.104.22.168 Car Emergency Exits
(a) be the hinged type.
(b) open only into the car.
(c) extend from the floor or base moulding to a clear height not less than 1524 mm (60 in.) and shall provide a clear width not less than 356 mm (14 in.) when the door is open.
(d) be provided with a locking means with a nonremovable handle that can be opened only from the exterior of the car. The device shall be permitted to be openable from the interior of the car by use of a special key, which shall be Group 1 Security (see Section 8.1).
(e) be provided with an electric contact, which shall not permit the car to start or run, except under inspection conditions as provided for in 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199. The contact shall conform to the following:
(1) It shall not be accessible from the inside of the car.
(2) It shall be positively opened by a lever or other device attached to and operated by the door.
(3) It shall be maintained in the open position by the action of gravity or by a restrained compression spring, or both, or by positive mechanical means.
(f) be of the same material and construction as required for the car enclosure.