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Are 4 or 5 point harness seatbelts legal for street use cars?

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Are 4 or 5 point harness seatbelts legal for street use cars?

I've heard rumours but wondering what the facts are. Are 4 point or 5 point seat belt harnesses allowed for street cars? I'm not talking about replacing original belts off but using this on a custom street legal hot rod (kit car).

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I dont see why not? They are safer then regular seat belts.
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You can have them installed in the car for at the track use, but you can't use them on the street. For ON, the HTA says that seat belts must be certified to meet federal safety standards and the (stock) seat belts must not be modified/ altered.
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The post above this is correct.
In theory you can use them but you also have to use an OEM seatbelt to be legal.
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l69norm wrote:
Feb 15th, 2011 2:47 pm
You can have them installed in the car for at the track use, but you can't use them on the street. For ON, the HTA says that seat belts must be certified to meet federal safety standards and the (stock) seat belts must not be modified/ altered.

yes correct, i have both installed in my car, at the track i use the 5 point and on the streets i use the oem one.
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One of the common suggestions you get with going this route is to also have a cage. Theory being that if you roll over and roof caves in, you can't duck like you can with OEM belts. I've never heard of this happening to anyone but I suppose it's possible. just an fyi
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Sylvestre wrote:
Feb 15th, 2011 5:12 pm
One of the common suggestions you get with going this route is to also have a cage. Theory being that if you roll over and roof caves in, you can't duck like you can with OEM belts. I've never heard of this happening to anyone but I suppose it's possible. just an fyi

This should interesting, the car is a custom built kit car, no OEM seatbelts. It does have a roll cage so may require more digging onto what a police officer is going to say, most likely, "what the heck is this thing?"
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Roll cage on street car = bad (IMO at least, unless you drive with a helmet on all the time.)
Get into an accident and hit ur head on a roll cage and kiss ur brains good bye!
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sickcars wrote:
Feb 15th, 2011 2:46 pm
I dont see why not? They are safer then regular seat belts.

it's harder for the firefighters to cut you out in case of emergency.
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