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67 Pa. Code § 171.68. Seat belts.

§ 171.68. Seat belts.

 (a)  Seat belt for the driver. A Type 2 seat belt meeting the requirements of FMVSS Nos. 208 and 209—See Appendix A—shall be provided for the driver. The belt shall be equipped with a retractor of sufficient quality and strength to keep the belt retracted and off the floor when not in use. The belt shall be anchored in accordance to FMVSS No. 210—See Appendix A.

 (b)  Seat belts for the driver and all other designated seating positions. Every Type A school bus shall be equipped with an integral Type 2 seat belt assembly at the driver’s designated seating position and at the right front passenger’s designated seating position, if any. All other designated seating positions shall have a Type 1 or Type 2 seat belt assembly. Seat belt assemblies shall comply with FMVSS Nos. 208, 209 and 210—See Appendix A.

 (c)  Web cutters. Every school bus equipped with passenger seat belts shall have at least one web cutter securely mounted in a visible location in the driver’s compartment.


   The provisions of this §  171.68 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  4103, 4551—4553 and 6103.


   The provisions of this §  171.68 adopted August 19, 1983, effective August 20, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2561; readopted December 4, 1987, effective December 5, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 5052; amended September 13, 1996, effective September 14, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4411; amended May 20, 2005, effective May 21, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3039. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (219640).

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