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17 July 2018

Transport Canada to enforce seatbelts on highway buses

First published17/07/2018
Seatbelts will become mandatory on all medium and large highway buses built from 1 September 2020 in Canada, following new safety rules established by Transport Canada.

The government department develops transportation regulations, policies and services.

Marc Garneau, minister of transport, says: “By having seatbelts on highway buses, we can help reduce injuries in severe collisions, such as rollovers, and improve safety for everyone.”

Medium and large buses weigh over 4,536 kg. Smaller buses already feature lap and shoulder belts.

More information is available on the website.

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