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Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations

Version of section 512 from 2010-05-12 to 2013-06-18:


Marginal note:Webbing

 Any webbing that is designed to secure a restraint system for disabled persons to a user-ready tether anchorage or to a lower universal anchorage system, or to restrain a disabled person within the restraint system, must

  • (a) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, before being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, for resistance to light as specified in S5.1(e) of TSD 209 or for resistance to micro-organisms as specified in S5.1(f) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of

    • (i) at least 15 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to secure the restraint system to the user-ready tether anchorage or to the lower universal anchorage system, or

    • (ii) at least 11 000 N, in the case of webbing designed to restrain a disabled person within the restraint system;

  • (b) when tested in accordance with S5.1(b) of TSD 209, after being tested for resistance to abrasion as specified in S5.1(d) or S5.3(c) of TSD 209, have a breaking strength of at least 75% of its initial breaking strength;

  • (c) conform to the requirements of S4.2(e) and (f) of TSD 209 and subsections 209(3) to (6) of Schedule IV to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations;

  • (d) in the case of a custom restraint system for a disabled person, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209, if contactable by the torso of a disabled person when the person is positioned in the restraint system; and

  • (e) in the case of a mass-produced restraint system for disabled persons, have a width of not less than 38 mm, measured as specified in S5.1(a) of TSD 209, if contactable by the torso of a disabled person when the person is positioned in the restraint system in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(b) and the restraint system is adjusted in accordance with the instructions referred to in paragraph 524(1)(c).

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