Penalties For Seatbelt Violations
Driving with an inoperative seatbelt or being charged as a passenger not wearing a seatbelt does not carry any demerit points. However, any other seatbelt infraction carries two demerit points against your driver’s licence.
Seatbelt infractions include the driver or passenger of a motor vehicle not wearing, or not properly wearing their seatbelt; driver not ensuring that passengers under the age of 16 are wearing their seatbelt; not occupying a position with a seatbelt, not ensuring that a child passenger or toddler is properly secured; driving a vehicle with the seatbelt removed or inoperative.
There are a few exemptions to wearing a seatbelt:
- Driving a motor vehicle in reverse
- Medical reasons (accompanied by a certificate from a medical practitioner)
- Being engaged in work that requires you to exit from your vehicle at frequent intervals as long as the vehicle does not travel above 40km/hour
Ticket Fighter Napanee prepares for every seatbelt case by ordering and reviewing the Police Officer’s notes and disclosure evidence before we attend court on your behalf. This ensures that we are always prepared to represent you before we have even walked into the court room.