Are you sitting comfortably? #StaySafe

Stay SafeBefore setting off there’s a few things you need to check other than the vehicle – the passengers! As part of National Road Safety Week, we’re urging drivers and passengers to make sure they’re using a seat belt.

It’s simple and it saves lives!

Drivers

  • You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you’re using – there are only a few exceptions
  • You’re only allowed 1 person in each seat fitted with a seat belt
  • You can be fined up to £500 if you don’t wear a seat belt when you’re supposed to
  • For a moped or motorbike, always wear a securely-fastened helmet

You must make sure that any children in the vehicle you’re driving are:

  • in the correct car seat for their height or weight until they reach 135cm  tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first
  • wearing a seat belt if they’re not in a child’s car seat

You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 isn’t in the correct car seat or wearing a seat belt while you’re driving.

Passengers

  • You can be fined too! Always wear a seat belt whenever a passenger in a vehicle or if a passenger of a motorbike or moped, make sure you wear a helmet.

If your vehicle doesn’t have seat belts (for example a classic car)

  • You can not carry children under 3 years old
  • Children over 3 can sit in the back


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