When did car seat belts become mandatory UK?

The law requiring all drivers to wear their seatbelts came in to force 30 years ago today (31 January 2013) – on 31 January 1983.

What year car doesn’t need seat belts UK?

Unless your car is a very old classic car then it’s unlikely your vehicle won’t have seat belts. It has been a legal requirement in the UK since 1965 that all cars must have anchorage points fitted in the front of new cars and two years later, in 1967, for seat belts to be fitted in front seats.

Is it illegal to have more passengers than seats?

It is illegal and unsafe to have too many people in a car, especially sitting on the floor or on other people’s laps. It is also illegal for passengers to travel in or on the boot of the car, or in a part of a vehicle that has been designed to carry goods.

When did it become illegal to not wear a seatbelt?

Wearing seat belts became California law 35 years ago on January 1, 1986.

How many lives do seatbelts save?

In 2019, nearly half of passenger vehicle occupants who died in crashes were unrestrained. From 1975 through 2017, seat belts have saved an estimated 374,196 lives.

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What if my car has no seat belts?

(8) If a vehicle does not have seatbelts or approved child restraints fitted to all its passenger seating positions, a passenger who is exempt from wearing a seatbelt under this rule must not occupy a seating position that is fitted with a seatbelt or an approved child restraint if the result would be that a passenger …

Generally yes its legal except some later ones (cant remember the year the law changed). You have no seatbelts on side facing seats either.

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