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  • Road safety advice

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  • Seatbelts

    SeatbeltsNot wearing a seatbelt is both dangerous and illegal. In a crash you're twice as likely to die if you are not wearing a seatbelt.

    You should fasten your seatbelt before you start your engine. 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 135 centimetres tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first
    • wearing a seat belt if they’re 12 or 13 years old, or younger and over 135cm tall

     

    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. Children aged 14 or older are responsible for putting on their own seatbelts.

    Not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision even on short, familiar journeys and at low speeds.

    Wear your seatbelt correctly so it can offer you the best possible protection in a crash.

    More information about seatbelt law, the penalties for not wearing them and any exemptions to the rules can be found on HM Government website.


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