- Henry Seaton
Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles: Use of Seat Belts
Final rule: Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles: Use of Seat Belts
Publication date: June 7, 2016
Effective date: August 8, 2016
FMCSA revises the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) by requiring passengers in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to use the seat belt assembly whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce. This rule holds motor carriers and drivers responsible for ensuring that passengers riding in the property-carrying CMV are using the seat belts required by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs).
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