Fact: Wearing a safety belt is the law for truckers. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require that truckers buckle up. The consequences of not wearing a safety belt can greatly affect your family and loved ones. What would be the emotional and financial effect on your loved ones if you were killed or seriously injured in a crash as the result of not buckling up?
It is your responsibility to maintain control of your vehicle. Safety belts are your best chance of remaining in control of your truck in a crash or emergency situation.
Myth: A safety belt will trap me inside my vehicle. I won't be able to get out of the cab if it catches fire or is submerged in water.
Fact: Your best chance of survival is remaining conscious and in place behind the wheel of your truck. Wearing your safety belt greatly reduces your chance of sustaining injuries and increases your chance of survival.
To learn more, visit the Department of Transportation Web site at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safetybelt.