The use of seat belts and child restraint systems is MANDATORY (Directive 91/671/EEC as amended).
The use of seat belts is not compulsory for:
persons whose physical status does not allow the use of safety belt;
taxi drivers when transporting passengers;
driving school instructors when driving a car for training purpose.
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