Montana Department of Transportation

Commercial Truck Drivers: Truck Drivers Seatbelt Myths & Facts

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.

§ 392.16 Use of seat belts. | Poster

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 seatbelts

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?


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