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Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Program

About the Safety Belt Program

The 2013 CMV Driver Safety Belt Usage Study found 84 percent of CMV drivers wear safety belts.

In accordance with Section 392.16 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), a CMV which has a seat belt assembly installed at the driver's seat shall not be driven unless the driver has properly restrained himself/herself with the seat belt assembly.

In 2003, the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Safety Belt Partnership was created by Secretary Norman Y. Mineta to combat low safety belt use among the nation's CMV drivers.

Annual Kids' Art Contest: Be Ready. Be Buckled.

The annual Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Safety Belt Partnership "Be Ready. Be Buckled." art contest for children with a relative or sponsor in the truck and bus industries in grades K-6 (ages 5-12) concluded in March.

Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014