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Update: Another new law flies in – same day!

Transport Canada says it will soon require all newly built highway buses to have seatbelts.

The federal department said Wednesday it will make seatbelts mandatory on medium and large highway buses starting Sept. 1, 2020.

Mandatory seatbelt use on buses has been in the spotlight since April 6 when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi-truck in rural Saskatchewan. Sixteen people were killed and 13 others were injured.

A lawsuit filed by the parents of one of the players this week asked for a court order requiring all buses carrying sports teams in Saskatchewan to be equipped with seatbelts.

We can only hope all parents are this civic minded when their children die.

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I’m not against the new rules, just against how they get pushed to the front. Are all laws born from noble lies?

Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019.

Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement today at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office in Calgary, saying in the wake of the tragedy involving a tractor-trailer and the Humboldt Broncos team bus, the need to address driver training was moved to the front burner.

www.trucknews.com…

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