Going abroad - Austria

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child restraint systems is MANDATORY (Directive 91/671/EEC as amended).

Seat belts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers while reversing or parking
  • People who cannot use seat belts because of their size or those with disabilities.
  • drivers of emergency or official vehicles
  • taxi driver on duty
  • regular services below 100 km
  • seriously physically disabled children, if transported in the back seat
  • children transported in ambulances or public safety vehicles, if sitting in the back seat.
  • children transported in taxis, if sitting in the back seat
  • Passengers in buses leaving the seat for a short time.

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