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They are commonplace on just about every vehicle on the road today, but a Delta-based transportation company is rolling through new territory with seat belts for its passengers.

The three-point safety restraints come on eight, brand new, 56-passenger motor coaches ordered by Charter Bus Lines which is headquartered on River Road, just west of the Alex Fraser Bridge.

Built at the Prevost plant in Quebec, Charter Bus Lines decided to get ahead of the curve and have them equipped with the belts. Legislation to have seat belts on all new buses is expected to be introduced by 2014.

Sheldon Eggen, president and CEO of Charter Bus Lines, which has been in business since 1949, said the choice to go with the belts earlier than required was really no choice at all.

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