Seatbelts and restraints

Tighten your belt

Wearing a seatbelt halves your risk of dying or being seriously injured in a crash.

Buckling up means you’ll save a $391 fine and 3 demerit points. This applies to both drivers and any passengers aged 16 years or older.
Drivers can also be fined $391 and 3 points for each and every passenger in their vehicle not wearing their seatbelt or approved child restraint, regardless of the passengers’ age.
Double demerit points also apply for some repeat offences.

Imagine getting a fine for $391 and 3 demerit points, or worse for something as silly and preventable as not wearing your seatbelt. So, remember: always tighten your belt.

Click here for more details on seatbelt fines, demerit points and double demerit points.

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Tighten your belt

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