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9 Common Myths

Get the facts about myths like, "A large truck will protect you." and "Good drivers don't need to wear safety belts."

9 Common Myths Dispelled

Federal Safety Regulations

Federal law requires commercial drivers to buckle up.

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Be Ready. Be Buckled. Outreach and Education Materials
Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Program
FMCSA to Require Commercial Truck Passengers to Buckle Up

More Drivers Using Seat Belts

A recent Seat Belt Usage Study of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers (SBUCMVD) 2013 Survey found:

  • The overall safety belt usage rate for drivers of all medium and heavy duty trucks and buses rose from 78% in 2010 to 84% in 2013.
  • The usage rate for CMV other occupants also increased from 64% in 2010 to 73% in 2013.

2013 Safety Belt Fact Sheet
Seat Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers (SBUCMVD) 2013 Survey

Are you and your passengers buckling up?