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Carrying people in a motor home

Post by GeekTeacher on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:21 pm

Forgive me if this topic has been discussed before, but does anyone know the legality of carrying four people in a three-belted seat motor home, with one person sitting sideways on the 'bench' seat. I've been told it's a bit of a grey area when people are sitting sideways in a van about whether seat belts are required by law. Obviously they are desirable, and even a lap belt is better than nothing, but what does the law say on this? Any help appreciated.
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Re: Carrying people in a motor home

Post by chrisvesey on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:31 pm

hi,
I would ask your insurance company for an opinion,
regards,
Chris
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Re: Carrying people in a motor home

Post by rose49f on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:29 pm

I think this is what you want.    [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: Carrying people in a motor home

Post by daisy mae on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:09 pm

I have my insurance permission and cover to seat 6, 2 in the cab with belts and 4 on the side seats without belts, they did check with their  insurance accessors, I would only have 2 in the back at the most. I could have had 6 as they said the settees were 2 x 3 seaters, but as that was more than 7 It would have to be on a different policy, as normal policies are for up to 7,  no way did I want that, weight for a start, so we settled on four in the rear. Anything after 2007  it is not lawful unless you have rear seat belts.



It is written on my insurance certificate.


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Re: Carrying people in a motor home

Post by GeekTeacher on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Many thanks, that article clarifies the legal position for me.
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