Seat Belt Laws

Commercial Motor Vehicle

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR)

Seat Belt (FMCSR 392-16)

A commercial motor vehicle which has a seat belt assembly installed at the driver’s seat shall not be driven unless the driver has properly restrained himself/herself with the seat belt assembly.

Seat Belt (Texas Transportation Code 545.412 and 545.413) 

Operates a passenger vehicle and is:



Front Seat

Back Seat

Under 8 Years

 Under 4”9”

Child Safety Seat / Booster Seat

Child Safety Seat / Booster Seat

Under 8 Years

Over 4’9”

Seat Belt

Seat Belt


Over 8 Years  or older

Not Applicable

Seat Belt

Seal Belt


"Passenger vehicle" means a passenger car, light truck, sport utility vehicle, truck, or truck tractor.

*Remember, always read the manufactures instructions for the proper use of a child restraint device.