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Transporting children age 12 and 8 sharing a lap seat belt, while the younger uses the shoulder strap?

a friend was in need of a vehicle and a panel van was offered to him at a very low cost(financially strapped). It has a wide passenger seat and both children fit on it ok. they are able to share the lap belt and the younger uses the shoulder strap. he has to transport the children to and from places and at this time cannot afford to purchase a bench seat to install (with seat belts) in the rear. there is an on and off switch for the air bag which is off. I believe it's not safe, but wonder, is there a law that would restrict this type of seating. In Maryland


    




seattlesailor2000
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the seat is designed for one passenger only. two children sharing a single seat belt is against the law, stupid and could get both children seriously injured in an accident.

you friend need a vehicle that can legally transport his kids.

what he is doing is a very foolish idea and is not safe

hope this helps


Courage
If Maryland has a seat-belt law, then yes. One seatbelt per passenger is the law for every seat-belt law.


Fred C
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It is very much illegal, not to mention unsafe.


UCANTCME
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In all states the laws are the same...........the number of seat-belts equals the number of people that are allowed to ride in the vehicle......





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