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Car seat belts in Malta Malta

Last update: March 2017

Car safety seat belts use in Malta
The use of seat belts (for the driver and all passengers) and child restraint systems in Malta is mandatory.
The penalty is a fine of € 46.59 for each one passenger.

The use of seat belts is not compulsory for the following persons:
- the driver of or a passenger in a motor vehicle constructed or adapted for the delivery or collection of goods or mail when carrying out local rounds of deliveries or collections
- driver reversing or manoeuvring the motor vehicle for a short distance in a limited space
- qualified driver and supervising the holder of provisional learning licence when the holder is performing any manoeuvre mentioned in the previous point
- driver in possession of a certificate of medical exemption
- member of the Police Force or of the Prison Service while protecting or escorting persons
- driver in the service of a fire brigade and wearing operational clothing or equipment
- medical officer or an attendant whilst attending to patients travelling in any ambulance
- driver conducting a driving competence test
- disabled person who is wearing a disabled person’s belt or a disabled person who is unable to use a standard belt
- driver of a licensed taxi or car for hire while carrying passengers for hire