Seatbelt Violations

Drivers and passengers failure to properly wear seatbelts
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Offences

Not wearing seatbelt

Not properly wearing seatbelt

Not ensuring that passengers under 16 years of age wearing seatbelt

Not occupying a position with a seatbelt

Not ensuring that a child passenger or toddler is properly secured

Driving a vehicle with the seatbelt removed or broken

Demerit Points

0-2

Fines

Up to $1,000.00

Impact on Insurance Premiums

Varies depending on number of offences, age and experience of driver, driving history and other factors

About The Offence

Use of seat belt assembly by driver

(2) Every person who drives on a highway a motor vehicle in which a seat belt assembly is provided for the driver shall wear the complete seat belt assembly as required.

Use of seat belt assembly by passenger

(3) Every person who is at least 16 years old and is a passenger in a motor vehicle on a highway shall,
(a) occupy a seating position for which a seat belt assembly has been provided; and
(b) wear the complete seat belt assembly as required.
Driver to ensure young passenger uses seat belt assembly
(4) No person shall drive on a highway a motor vehicle in which there is a passenger who is under 16 years old unless,
(a) that passenger,
(i) occupies a seating position for which a seat belt assembly has been provided, and
(ii) is wearing the complete seat belt assembly as required; or
(b) that passenger is required by the regulations to be secured by a child seating system or child restraint system, and is so secured.

It is important to note that the way in which seatbelts and child seats and restraint systems are used, or worn, are very specific. There are also exemptions to seatbelt use and violations for, modifying, altering, not maintaining them, or rendering them inoperative.

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