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299A.13 ADDITIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

Subdivision 1.Seat belt.

Any vehicle used to provide transportation service shall be equipped with seat belts which are approved by the commissioner of public safety. The seat belts required by this subdivision shall be adequate to secure the occupant of a wheelchair who is being transported by the vehicle. These seat belts shall be used only to secure the person and shall not be used to secure the wheelchair unless the wheelchair securement force is not cumulative to the seat belt. The seat belts shall meet all other applicable state and federal requirements for safety.

Subd. 2.Electric wheelchair.

When transportation service is provided to an individual in an electrically powered wheelchair, the main power switch of the wheelchair shall be placed in the "off" position at all times while the vehicle is in motion.