Going abroad - Switzerland

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child restraint systems is mandatory. Child restraint systems are not compulsory for children above the age of 12 and taller than 1,50 m

Seats belts are not compulsory for:

  1. passengers with specific medical certificate; for journeys abroad passengers get a medical certificate by the local (cantonal) authorities according to Directive 91/671/EEC as amended
  2. delivery vehicles which do not drive faster than 25km/h
  3. driving at walking pace
  4. operational staff and passengers in public transport (e.g. buses, coaches, trams)

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