Baby seats, and seatbelt laws.

by Andrew Automoto21. November 2013 09:48
With a baby on the way, and so much stress already, installing your babies car seat and making sure it’s safe is just another worry. And with new laws having just come in, and the difference between the European laws and Australian laws, it can all become very confusing.... Another law that has been the same for years however has recently been updated somewhat are the laws for drivers and passengers all over the age of 16 so let's clear them up now too.In Australia it is illegal to not be wearing a seatbelt at all times if in a seat that is fitted with one, If you are in an older model car and there is not seat belt provided then you may not be required to wear one this includes the driver of the vehicle. If you are under the age of 16, it falls to the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to make sure that you are wearing a seat belt. If you are over the age of 16 however you are still accountable and both you and the driver can be fined, there is also a loss of up to 5 demerit points for the driver that can apply.[More]