Going abroad - Denmark

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Seatbelts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers when reversing or driving in a parking area, or similar places
  • drivers and passengers with a disability
  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • drivers when transporting a client
  • drivers and passengers of priority vehicles, including ambulances
  • delivery vehicles or private cars making frequent stops (every 500m or less)
  • police and special services transporting detainees
  • drivers of defence forces when driving at low speed in exercise areas
  • regular transport services where standing passengers are allowed

Child seats are not compulsory for:

  • children under 3 traveling in the back seat of a taxi
  • children over 3 in the back seat of a taxi, using a seat belt
  • children over 3 in occasional transport by car in the back seat
  • vehicles where there is no space for a third child seat and the child sits in the back seat wearing a seat belt

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