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Who pays the fine if a passenger isn’t wearing a seat belt?

Seat belts save lives. Using a seat belt is mandatory for all vehicle occupants in Spain. There are extra rules regarding children, but the basic rule is simply that everyone must comply. There are also a few exceptions, but it is worth noting, as an example, that if the rear seats only have two seat …

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Intensive control of seat belts and child restraints this week

Surveillance will be carried out on all types of roads and all the means available to the General Directorate of Traffic will be used (helicopters, drones or automated control cameras). In 2022, 142 people traveling in cars and vans who were not wearing seat belts at the time of the incident died on interurban roads. …

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Buckling up is Not a Thing of the Past

The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) is launching a new media outreach campaign on the importance of wearing seat belts, at a time when indicators are showing less use. In 2020, with data on accidents that occurred on interurban roads within 24 hours, the percentage of deaths in passenger cars and vans that did not …

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Seat Belt Reluctance

Last year, despite mobility restrictions due to the pandemic, almost 2,900 drivers were reported on two or more occasions in the same year for not wearing a seatbelt. This is a large number of repeat drivers and a number that has changed little in recent years. A worrying fact if we take into account that, …

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Get Set for a Safer Summer

The summer months often increase risks when driving, not only from the road environment, but also from within the vehicle. Sometimes, especially in the hot weather, the temptation to “relax” a little too much is greater, which we often see manifesting as feet up on the dashboard for passengers, or arms, and sometimes legs, extended …

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