Commercial 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."
Federal safety regulations
Federal law requires commercial drivers 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.
Are you and your passengers buckling up?