Seatbelt Laws 2004

Cann School of Motoring 

                                                    The Seat Belts (Amendment) Ordinance, 2004


This law came into force on Monday, 2nd August 2004 and means that any child sat in the rear

of any motor vehicle where a seat belt is fitted and is available for use must be restrained.


From birth to 6 years


The child must be restrained in a properly designed and constructed child seat suitable for their age and

weight, which may be a properly designed seat or harness system to fit that child’s age range. (Any such

device must be used strictly in accordance with the maker’s instructions for fitting and use).


From 6 to 10 years


The child must be restrained in a properly designed and constructed child seat suitable for their age and weight, or wear the adult seat belt in conjunction with an ancillary device (e.g. a booster cushion). This ensures that the adult belt fits them correctly and does not cause them to suffer undue danger or discomfort from wearing the belt, and that the child would be restrained in the event of an accident.


From 10 to 12 years


The child must wear the adult seat belt – provided that the adult belt fits them correctly. If it does not an

ancillary device should still be used.


From 12 to 14 years


The child must wear the adult seat belt provided.