Seat belts

The law on wearing seat belts in commercial and private vehicles.


  1. Child car seats: the law

    The rules for child car seats and booster seats - height, weight, age, type of vehicle, car, minibus, licensed taxi

  2. Seat belts: the law

    If your car or other vehicle has seat belts you must use them, with only a few exceptions

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Issuing medical exemptions from wearing a seatbelt
  2. Seat belts in minibuses, coaches and other buses
  3. Seat belts in urban buses
  4. Seat belts in cars and dual purpose vehicles
  5. Seat belts in goods vehicles
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News and communications

  1. Britain marks 50 years of seatbelt safety
  2. Thirty years of seatbelt safety
  3. Making seatbelt and number plate penalties consistent for all drivers
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Research and statistics

  1. Seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys: 2014
  2. Seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys: 2009 results
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