seatbelts or not?

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  1. Denny

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    How many people can sit in a seat facing backwards without seatbelts? I have 2 seats facing forwards with seatbelts, but have been told I use the other seat without belts, is this true? In France as well as here? Don't want to break the law!!
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi Denny, not sure about France but in uk no S/B's req for rear or side facing seat pre 2008 build :thumb::Smile:
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    Hi Terry is quite right, however check with manufacturer as in certain models it clearly states certain seats are not to be used in transit, ie dinning area seats in my Kontiki were designated for use when stopped only,seat belts are not reqd for side facing seats also.
    What insurance implications apply if passengers are injured in seats not designated as passenger seats I dont Know:Eeek:
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    I believe the law changes re these seats in May 2009.

    Anybody know better?
     
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    Only if built and registered after (I think2007). some one will know for sure.
     
  6. Tony Santara

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    Thats funny Geo how come VOSA insisted on checking my diner seats for belts ? :Eek!:
     
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    Mot Checks are for forward facing seats only inc diner seats, is this the same Vosa that has passed your Motor home with no rear reflectors fitted:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    Yeah well nobody's perfect :RollEyes: :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You should go back and DEMAND a fail:Eeek::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    was wondering about this myself having recently bought mh with side facing seats found there were no seat belts and meant to find out about the law. Don't like the idea of the grandkids being 'loose' though when we get to take them out! so if possible I would prefer to have them fitted.



    "the wise man puts himself last and finds himself first":Wink:
     
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    It is generally recommended that seat belts are not fitted to sideways facing seats. It is also advised that passengers should not be carried on sideways facing seats when the vehicle is in transit.

    Phil.
     
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    Hi Phil,that is a little different to my understanding,I thought lap belts were ok,but not full belts :Wink: Don't know why but I am sure sombody will.:thumb::BigGrin:
    edit now I rememger somthing to do with 3 point belts garotting people while lap belts stop you flying around
     
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  13. revbj

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    side facing seat belts

    Don't forget the law is strict about children needing car seats and side facing seats with or without seat belts.. It was the main reason for us having to change our motorhome to include 2 forward facing seats to enable us to carry grandchildren when babies and even now at 3 years old.

    best wishes to all
    Btrian
     
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    No matter what the law states I would not risk family members and friends in seats without belts.

    Side facing seats are not fitted with belts as they would probably inflict serious injuries in a crash.
     
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