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Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Seat belts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers while reversing or parking
  • disabled people
  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • taxi drivers driving in urban areas
  • taxi passengers shorter than 135 cm on the back seat travelling in urban areas
  • delivery workers loading or unloading a vehicle
  • drivers and passengers of emergency vehicles on duty
  • driving instructors on duty

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.