It’s common knowledge that seat belts save lives – in fact they reduce the risk of death in car crashes by up to 45%. Even when going on short, familiar journeys at low speeds you are still putting your safety and the safety of others at risks if you do not wear a seat belt in your vehicle.
The law states that all drivers and passengers aged 14 and over in cars, vans and other commercial vehicles must wear a seat belt. As the driver of a vehicle it is your responsible to ensure that your passengers have their seat belts fastened before a journey commences. If you do not adhere to this you are putting safety and potentially lives at risks, and if pulled over by the police, then you could face a fine of up to £500. While no points will be endorsed on your license, a fixed penalty notice will be issued. Passengers should wear a seat belt even if they are pregnant, or disabled, unless their GP has advised that they don’t have to for medical reasons.
For further information on the seat belt and law please read the Highway Code or if you require further information on Britannia Driving School’s seatbelt regulations, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Safe driving from Britannia!