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Car seat belt in Germany Germany

Last update: March 2016

Car safety seat belts use in Germany
Use of safety seat belts in Germany is mandatory for the driver and all passengers (even the passengers on the rear seats).

Fine is about € 30.

Use of child seats or the appropriate child restraint system is mandatory.

Seat belts are not compulsory for:
- drivers of taxis or hired passenger cars, on duty
- delivery vehicles making frequent stops
- driving at walking pace
- transport services where standing passengers are allowed
- operational staff on coaches and buses
- passengers on buses and coaches who briefly leave their seats

Child seats are not compulsory for:
- transport services where standing passengers are allowed
- vehicles where there is no space for a third child seat and the child (over 3) sits in the back seat wearing a seat belt
- disabled children may be secured with special belts.