Advice for New Drivers

Part of learning to drive is about taking responsibility for what goes on in your car – and sometimes the actions of others. For example, it’s up to you, as the driver of a vehicle, to ensure that all children under the age of 14 wear a seatbelt.

Here is a quick summary of some other seatbelt laws:

Driving with a child under the age of 11

  • A correct child restraint must be used in front and rear seats.
  • It’s the driver’s responsibility to check that the child is wearing a seatbelt.

Driving with a person aged 12 or older

  • Adult seatbelt must be worn.
  • The driver should check if young adult is wearing a seatbelt.

Rear-facing child seats

  • Rear-facing child sears must not be used where an active frontal airbag is fitted.