WOW. You folks are sensitive little guys. Just in case you missed it...
NEVER drive without your seatbelt on. It's idiotic.
I doubt you'll find a dealer that will touch anything to do with changing the government implemented nannies. Good luck with that.
I absolutely agree with that.
if that annoying ding-ding is government implemented nanny, the dealers would never EVER touch that. even before the dealership. Toyota would never touch that.
Navigation lock-out is a prime example. Toyota is way~ too sensitive and locks out users from inputing anything if the vehicle is moving. like it or not, that's one of the example of how conservative Toyota's stands is when it comes to legal and compliance issues.
seatbelt ding-ding, however, is absolutely not a gov regulation at all.
Toyota has no problem making it an option for you and neither are dealers.
as everyone agrees, as I as well, we should all wear seatbelts and that's all good, but I'm not going to lecture anyone about that.
and when I read the original request, I figured that the guy was asking because he put something heavy on the seat and was tripping the ding-ding just as I did in the past.
anyway, the short answer is:
yes it can be disabled at the dealership.
and no it has nothing to do with law or regulations.