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Seat belts

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:

  • drivers and passengers of motor vehicles providing door-to-door services in municipal areas that require repeated exit and entering of vehicles;
  • persons with an exemption certificate for serious medical reasons issued by the Ministry of Transport;
  • drivers when moving a vehicle backwards;
  • police members whose job prevents the use of safety belt systems for security reasons;
  • fireman brigades whose job prevents the use of safety belt systems for security reasons;
  • handicapped persons with reduced mobility, using wheel chairs or especially adapted seats;
  • accompanying personnel in buses and coaches who are in charge of assisting or supervising passengers;
  • passengers of buses and coaches who use their seats temporally.

Commission Decision C(2007) 2362 final 7 June 2007

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.