It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that all passengers under 14 are currently strapped into the vehicle. It is illegal to allow a child to travel unrestrained in the front seat of any vehicle.
- You must wear a seatbelt if one is fitted in the seat you’re using – there are only a few exceptions.
- You’re also only allowed one person in each seat fitted with a seatbelt.
YOU DON’T NEED TO WEAR A SEATBELT IF YOU’RE:
- A driver who is reversing, or supervising a learner driver who is reversing
- In a vehicle being used for police, fire and rescue services.
- Driving in a trade vehicle and you’re investigating a fault.
- Driving a goods vehicle on deliveries that is travelling no more than 50 meters between stops.
- A licensed taxi driver who is ‘plying for hire’ or carrying passengers.