FMCSA proposal: Up to you to get riders to buckle up

Passengers riding in your truck will have to buckle up, and it’s up to you to make sure they do if a proposed new regulation goes into effect.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing a rule that requires passengers in commercial motor vehicles to use seat belts. And, it said it “would hold motor carriers and drivers responsible” do so.

The rule is set to be published Thursday, Dec. 10. It comes in response to a petition from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in 2013.

The public can comment on the proposed rule at www.regulations.gov and searching for Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0396.

Read the FMCSA proposed rule.