Due to weather concerns, Austin area offices,
including Driver License    offices, will open at 10 AM
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018. Other offices may be
affected as well. Please check with your local office.


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:

Age Height 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.