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Q: Laws regarding seat belt use ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Laws regarding seat belt use
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: danstone-ga
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Posted: 18 Sep 2006 15:07 PDT
Expires: 18 Oct 2006 15:07 PDT
Question ID: 766377
Is it a requirement under UK law to wear a seat belt in a classic car
manufactured in 1972, even if there were no seat belts fitted as standard?
Subject: Re: Laws regarding seat belt use
Answered By: denco-ga on 18 Sep 2006 16:39 PDT
Howdy danstone-ga,

The UK based "Law on the Web" wesbite comes right to the point.

"Older cars that do not have seatbelts: 

- Do not need to have them fitted and worn, but cannot be used for carrying

However if seatbelts are fitted in older cars they must be worn."

The above is supported by this UK Department for Transport web page.

"THINK! advice - seat belts & child restraints"

"The law

In law:

You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted.
Which vehicles does the law affect?

Front seats of all vehicles, including vans, coaches, buses and goods vehicles
where seat belts are fitted."

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

Google search on: UK "seat belt" law

Google search on: "seat belt" law

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: Laws regarding seat belt use
From: frodo2366-ga on 27 Sep 2006 20:59 PDT
Why are you even asking? You gotta be moron not to wear one.

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