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New federal regulations to make seatbelts mandatory on highway buses

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 9:27 AM | By Ian Burns

Buckling up when sitting in a car has become an automatic reaction for many over the past 50 years, ever since Ralph Nader released his classic treatise Unsafe at Any Speed. And now, Transport Canada is requiring seatbelts to be installed on highway buses manufactured after Sept. 1, 2020.

“We've all heard the message to buckle up over the years, and I think it's time we brought this approach to highway buses too,” said federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau. “By having seatbelts on highway buses, we...