says new cars will need shoulder belts for rear centre seats
OTTAWA All new cars sold in Canada as of September 2015 will come e tiffany uk quipped with shoulder safety belts for the rear centre seat, a change that part of an alignment of auto safety regulations in Canada and the United States.
New crash test standards are also being adopted that could both improve automotive safety and save car makers millions of dollars, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Thursd tiffany uk ay as she took part in announcing the changes.
belts do save lives, Aglukkaq said. (seat belts) based on new tests and whatnot is important and we need to continue to do that. top of adding a m tiffany uk andatory requirement for lap and shoulder seat belts in the rear centre seat, new crash test standards are being adopted.
Car makers will have to use female and child sized dummies in their crash tests, says Transport Canada.
Those tests must also be conducted at higher speeds for front end crashes and improvements will be required in air bag deployment testing.
Canada has good auto safety regulations now, but more can always be done, Transport Minister Denis Lebel told the news conference at a department testing facility in Gatineau, Que.
The move to align regulations will mean big savings for the automotive manufacturing sector, said Kash Ram, director general of Transport Canada road tiffany uk safety and motor vehicle regulation division.
are expected to decrease because the manufacturers would not have to test to a unique Canadian requirement, Ram said. for any of these standards there are millions of dollars in expenses involved. model cars will not have to be retrofitted with shoulder belts.