Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key
Leave this site
Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
Back to Report
Back to Tell us about
Back to Apply or register
Back to Request
Back to Thanks and complaints
It is a legal requirement in the United Kingdom to wear a seat belt if one is fitted, there are only a few exemptions.
In 2017, 27% - over a quarter - of those who died in cars on the road were not wearing seat belts.
Wearing a seat belt not only helps protect your safety, it helps protect the safety of others.
Only one person is allowed in each seat fitted with a seat belt. Never use the same seat belt across two or more passengers.
As a passenger over the age of 14 it's your responsibility to ensure you’re wearing a seat belt. Failure to do so could result in a fine.
Children under 135 cm (4’4”) tall must be in the correct car seat for their height and weight.
You can be fined £500 if a child under 14 years old isn’t in the correct car seat, or, if over 135cm tall, wearing a seatbelt whilst you are driving.
Find out car seat requirements and further information by visiting child car seats: the law.
Is there a problem with this page?