Safety Belt What are the statistics on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver deaths in truck crashes in 2012? What do you say to drivers who think wearing a safety belt is a personal decision and doesn't affect anyone else? Does the USDOT have a regulation requiring working safety belts on commercial vehicles? Some drivers feel a safety belt will trap them inside their vehicle and they won't be able to get out of the cab if it catches fire or is submerged in water. What can you say to them to relieve their anxiety? I have heard that drivers don't like the shoulder strap of the belt riding their neck and consequently don't wear safety belts. Is the U.S. DOT looking into this problem? What do you say to drivers who think wearing a safety belt isn't going to prevent injuries if they are in a crash?