Going abroad - Hungary

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY

Seat belts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers when reversing
  • taxi drivers on duty
  • patients in an ambulance
  • passengers on public transport in urban areas
  • passengers in long-distance buses with places for standing passengers
  • children under 3 in buses
  • people exempt for medical reasons

Child seats are compulsory for children under 3 and shorter than 150 cm

Child seats are not compulsory for:

  • children over 3 and taller than 135 cm, if the car's normal seat belt fits for their size
  • children travelling in a taxi, ambulance, police car or bus that is allowed to transport standing passengers
  • children exempt for medical reasons

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.