New Seatbelt Rules Coming for Canada: Using seatbelts is common sense.
Have you ever noticed that the middle-rear seat of most cars usually doesn’t have a shoulder seat belt strap? Ever wonder if the side seats that have shoulder straps are safer than the middle seat?
Studies have shown that passengers wearing lap belts alone are more likely to suffer separation of their lumbar vertebrae, causing paralysis.
Three point (shoulder strap) seat belts have been mandatory in all cars sold in the U.S. since September 2007.