On Jan. 1, the federal government issued a new directive for the light switches at thousands of vehicles in the United States.
The new rule says that all businesses must install light switch plate plates on all vehicles they sell or lease and that the plates must be visible for the owner and others to see.
For the first time, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a directive for light switchplates at all new vehicles, and they must be clearly visible to drivers.
The department has not said when the mandate is coming into effect, but a spokesperson for the FMCSA says the directive will take effect “immediately” on January 1.
The FMCS said it will provide a list of vehicles that must comply by March 31.
Under the new rule, the FMSA said, the plates will be placed on vehicles and are mandatory for all new and used vehicles sold or leased between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2021.
The vehicles must be sold in states that allow the plates, such as New York, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey.
The change comes amid an ongoing public health crisis.
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of deaths due to obesity has increased significantly since 2012, when it first began tracking the number.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported on Tuesday that more than 6 million Americans have obesity-related medical conditions and that more Americans than ever have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The number of adults in the U.S. with diabetes rose nearly 40 percent from 2015 to 2016, while the number with obesity-associated medical conditions rose more than 60 percent, the report said.