Going abroad - Austria

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Seat belts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers while reversing or parking
  • people whose shape prevents them from using seat belts
  • drivers of emergency or official vehicles
  • taxi driver on duty
  • regular services below 100 km
  • seriously physically disabled children, if transported in the back seat
  • children transported in ambulances or public safety vehicles, if sitting in the back seat.
  • children transported in taxis, if sitting in the back seat

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2015/413/EU) is provided by the national authorities in the country concerned. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.