SEAT BELT REQUIREMENTS for CARS and SMALL MINIBUSES

KaraCare wish to clarify the responsibility of wearing seatbelts,
especially where children are concerned.

Drivers MUST wear seat belts at all times (if fitted).

Children under 3 years of age if travelling in the front seat MUST wear an appropriate child restraint.

Children under 3 years of age if travelling in a rear seat MUST wear an appropriate child restraint (if available).

Children aged 3 to 11 and under 1.5 metres (approx. 5ft) in height if travelling in the front seat MUST wear an appropriate child restraint if available. If this is not the case then an adult seat belt MUST be worn.

Children aged 3 to 11 and under 1.5 metres (approx. 5ft) in height if travelling in the rear seat MUST wear an appropriate child restraint if available. If this is not the case then an adult seat MUST be worn (if available).

Children aged 12 or 13 or a younger child over 1.5 metres in height travelling in the front seat or rear seat MUST wear an adult seat belt (if available).
IN THE ABOVE CASES IT IS THE DRIVER'S RESPONSIBILTY TO ENSURE THIS IS CARRIED OUT.

Passengers over the age of 14 travelling in the front or rear seat MUST wear a seat belt (if available).
THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PASSENGER.

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