Car seat belts in Malta Malta
Last update: March 2017
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