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Old 06-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Skip426 View Post
Don't know what Manitoba's seat belt laws are , but I'd rather have any passenger belted in rather that take a 20' flight into the windshield. Directionality of the belt may result in injury , but I'm sure it wouldn't be as bad as a face plant into the windshield.
If you don't have a booth dinette with belts or any on the sofa, look for holes in the carpet next to the outside wall of the coach, someone may have already removed the belts, and replacements are available.
This is pretty much the discussion we're having in our home. On the one side of the discussion is the fact that the passenger with no seat belt would sit sideways behind one of the captains chairs, thus would probably be quite safe in the event of a frontal impact. On the other side of the discussion is the fact that the passenger wearing a seat belt in a sideways position could be hurt quite badly by the seat belt in the event of a frontal impact.

I don't know. I have a month to decide if our passenger will ride in our coach with or without a seat belt.

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Canada, eh?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:17 AM   #16
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Personally, we always travel with everyone buckled in. We do make some exceptions (kind of like airplane rules) to go to the bathroom while in motion and it's not convenient to stop but then it's back to buckled in. If it was me, I'd get seatbelts.

As far as the law, it varies depending on the State or Province. In the US, many states only require for the front passengers although several do have laws that require kids be buckled in no matter where they sit. Most (all) Canadian provinces don't make a distinction between mh and other vehicles and you need to be buckled in no matter where they sit.

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