The use of seat belts and child restraint systems is MANDATORY.
Medical exemptions for seat belts
Your doctor may say you do not have to wear a seat belt for a medical reason. They will give you a ‘Certificate of Exemption from Compulsory Seat Belt Wearing’. You must:
You’ll also need to tell your car insurer.
Vehicles without seat beltsFor vehicles without seat belts AND originally made without seat belts (e.g. a classic car):
Child restraint systems
The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2011/82/EU) has been compiled by the Commission. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in the United Kingdom, 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.