Did I say existing buses must have seatbelts???How do you expect to retrofit 1000's of buses effective as of the end of the month? And who's going to pay for it?
If you drive a model ford Model T do you have to retrofit airbags and crash standards as well? Seriously?
I said ALL buses being delivery this month and there after MUST have seatbelts. ALL Buses up to September 2021 do not need them install unless X decides to do so. Not a cheap conversion and it will depend on the age of the bus if it does see seatbelts.
Since this is a Federal requirement, it over rules all Province rules that will require the province to update their requirements.
I said the US buses may have to meet the new standards and to get around it is to use buses built before Sept 2021. Since there been talks of using seatbelts in the US for a number of years, this new requirement could kick start the same requirements there now. Their timetable will be different than ours as to when buses must start seeing belts on new buses. Time will tell for this change.