An approved seatbelt or child restraint is the easiest way to stay safe in a vehicle.

Research shows that wearing a seatbelt doubles your chances or surviving a serious crash.

You and your passengers must wear a seatbelt or sit in a child restraint that has been appropriately fitted and fastened.

Passengers are not allowed to travel in the back of utes or vans unless an approved seatbelt is available.

If drivers don't follow these rules you could face seatbelt offences and penalties. Passengers over the age of 16 could also be fined.

Pregnancy and seatbelts

You must wear a seatbelt in a vehicle at all times when pregnant.

Place the lower part of the seatbelt over your upper thighs, across your hips and below your baby.

Place the upper part of the seatbelt over your shoulder, between your breasts and above your baby.

Last updated: 01 August 2019

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