Seatbelts

Mum and baby

People are much safer travelling in a car if they’re wearing seatbelts. Wearing seatbelts is the law, and if your car has them - and most cars do - you and your passengers must use them. 

Always ask your passengers to put on their seatbelts. Explain that it’s safer, and that you could lose your licence and be fined if they don’t.

Remember that if the police stop you, you will be fined if your passengers are not wearing appropriate seatbelts or child restraints.

  • If there are not enough seatbelts for your passengers, you've got too many people in your car. You might have to take a second car or leave someone behind.
  • Some people have a letter from a doctor saying they don't have to wear a seatbelt. They must have the letter with them if they’re in your car.
  • No matter what your age, you must always wear a seatbelt. It's the law. 
  • Wearing a seatbelt when travelling at 40km/h is just as important as wearing a seatbelt at faster speeds.
  • The impact of a crash at 40km/h is the same as falling from a two-storey building onto concrete.