The FMCSA announced on June 6, 2016 that the rules will require that all passengers riding in cabs of large trucks use seatbelts on public roads. The rule will become effective August 8, 2016 and make commercial truck drivers responsible for making sure their passengers use seatbelts.
Seatbelts make the ride safer for both driver and passenger of a personal or commercial vehicle as they significantly lower the risk of fatality in an accident.
According to the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37 passengers in cabs of large trucks were killed in 2014 in crashes while not wearing seatbelts. One third of this number were ejected from the cab of the truck.