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.