KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER
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KEEPING WELSH ROADS SAFER

SEATBELTS

Safety camera vans are now enforcing drivers who do not wear a seat belt, as well as drivers using a mobile phone and speeding motorists.   You can be fined up to £500 if you don’t wear a seat belt.

Offences that are committed are recorded onto a DVD as evidence. The DVD is then forwarded to the relevant Central Ticket Office who will then send the relevant information to the registered keeper of the vehicle. Anyone exempt from wearing a seat belt will be able to state this on the request for driver information and, if relevant, send a copy of their exemption certificate.

You don’t need to wear a seat belt if you are:

  • a driver who is reversing or supervising a learner driver who is reversing
  • driving a vehicle being used for police, fire and rescue services.
  • a passenger in a trade vehicle and you’re investigating a fault.
  • driving a goods vehicle on deliveries that is travelling no more than 50 metres between stops.
  • a licensed taxi driver who is ‘plying for hire’ or carrying passengers
  • some medical conditions.

 

 

Front seat

Rear seat

Who is responsible

Driver

Seat belt must be worn if fitted

 

Driver

Adult passenger

Seat belt must be worn if fitted

Seat belt must be worn if fitted

Passenger

Child under 3 years of age

Correct child restraint must be used

 

Airback must be turned off if child in rear facing seat

Correct child restraint must be used.  If one is not available in a taxi, may travel unrestrained. 

Driver

Child from 3rd birthday up to 135 cm (approx 4’ 5”) (or 12th birthday which every is reached first)

Correct child restraint must be used

Correct child restraint must be used.  If correct restraint not available then must use adult belt but only if the journey is unexpected, necessary and over a short distance.

Driver

Child 12 or 13 or over 135cm (approx 4’ 5”)

Adult seatbelt must be worn

Adult seatbelt must be worn

Driver

Child over 14

Adult seatbelt must be worn

Adult seatbelt must be worn

Passenger