Going abroad - Slovakia

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:

  • priority vehicles on duty
  • driving instructors on duty
  • people shorter than 150 cm
  • taxi drivers on duty
  • people exempt for medical reasons

Child seats are not compulsory:

  • in cars that have already two child seats installed - a 3rd child, under 3 and shorter than 150 cm, can be attached with a safety belt in the back seat.
  • children over 3 can use the seat belts in the back seat if the vehicle has no child seat.

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