Seat belts

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


  • Child car seats: the law

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

  • 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

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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

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