(b) Non-use of a seat-belt

  1. All passengers must wear seatbelts in vehicles equipped with seat belts. If a bus is fitted with seat belts, there may be informative stickers reminding the passengers to wear a seat belt in a visible place in front of every seat, on the seat or next to it. If no informative marking is available, the bus driver must warn the passengers about the requirement to wear a seat belt before starting to drive. 
  2. Seat belts must be worn over the shoulder and across the lap or as specified by the vehicle manufacturer. 
  3. Persons driving a vehicle in reverse or in a parking lot are exempt from wearing seat belts in built-up areas. 
  4. Children lower than 135 cm may be carried by car or truck only in child-restraint systems appropriate to their size:
    1. Group 0 for children less than 10 kg in weight; 
    2. Group 0+ for children less than 13 kg in weight; 
    3. Group I for children between 9 and 18 kg in weight; 
    4. Group II for children between 15 and 25 kg in weight; 
    5. Group III for children between 22 and 36 kg in weight. 
  5. A child must not be carried in a rear-facing special seat appropriate to his size on the front passenger seat protected by an air bag. This provision does not apply if the front air bag is disabled.
  6. Bus passengers aged 3 and above must use the installed restraint systems. 
  7. The driver must make sure that the children transported by a motor vehicle use the installed appropriate restraint systems. 
  8. Persons who due to serious medical reasons hold special permits issued by competent institutions are exempt from wearing seat belts. These permits must have an expiry date.
Last updated: 20-09-2017