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Old 01-02-2016, 05:56 PM   #1
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Passenger seat belts?

Any knowledge on passenger seat belt laws? We've got a 1995 GMC Vandura with no passenger seat belt. Is this illegal?
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:20 PM   #2
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Check your own state's requirements. We've members from all over and every state is different.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:29 PM   #3
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Motor Home Seat Belt Laws - Camping World RV Sales - Macon Not sure how reliable it is.

For all you new Camping World RV buyers asking about the seat belt laws, Although you have the option of sitting anywhere in your motor home--from the kitchen table to a couch--this doesn't mean it's safe to do so while you are on the road. Seat belt laws and other regulations apply to motor homes, also called mobile homes or recreational vehicles (RVs), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Laws vary from state to state, so you should do your own research on specific regulations. Generally speaking, though, it is always a good idea to strap in.

Front Seat Only
Many states require only people sitting in the front seat of an RV to wear seat belts. These states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
All Seat Regulations

Some states require all passengers in RVs to use proper restraints regardless of where they are seated within the vehicle. These states are: Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:51 PM   #4
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Copy that. Should I assume we're considered a mobile home?
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:59 PM   #5
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More on the order of an RV, if in the conversion process.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:17 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice! looks like we should probably go ahead and install another seat belt...
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:42 AM   #7
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Canadian seat belt laws...???

Not sure if its needed for a passenger to have a seat belt in the back of the bus? Thinking of putting a seat near the wheel well.
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Not sure if its needed for a passenger to have a seat belt in the back of the bus? Thinking of putting a seat near the wheel well.
I think I was just reading where all new RV's have to have seat belts in every sleeping area.
I would think it's not required to wear belts in the bus, other than the driver.
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I think I was just reading where all new RV's have to have seat belts in every sleeping area.
I would think it's not required to wear belts in the bus, other than the driver.
in BC, and likely the rest of Canada, all passengers must be wearing seat belts when the bus is in motion
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