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What do you say to drivers who think wearing a safety belt is a personal decision and doesn't affect anyone else?

First, it is the law. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require CMV drivers to wear safety belts. Section 392.16 of the FMCSRs (49 CFR 392.16) states, "A commercial motor vehicle which has a safety belt assembly installed at the driver's seat shall not be driven unless the driver has properly restrained himself/herself with the safety belt assembly."

Many people are affected by a person's decision to wear or not wear a safety belt. The consequences of not wearing a safety belt can greatly affect your family and loved ones. What would be the effect on your loved ones if you are killed or seriously injured in a crash as the result of not buckling up?

It is your responsibility to maintain control of your vehicle. Safety belts are your best chance of remaining in control of your truck in a crash or emergency situation.

Last Updated : April 15, 2014