The Seat Belt Regulations state that the use of seat belts is mandatory for all drivers and vehicle passengers in Prince Edward Island.
What are my responsibilities as a vehicle owner?
- Do not remove seat belts from the vehicle
- Replace broken, worn out or previously removed seat belts
- Maintain seat belts in good condition
- Do not modify a seat belt in any way that will reduce its effectiveness
What are my responsibilities as a driver?
- Use the available seat belt
- Make sure all passengers under 16 years of age wear available seat belts
- Make sure every child is secured in appropriate infant or child safety seat
What are the responsibilities of my passenger(s)?
- Use the available seat belt(s)
Are there any exemptions to these rules?
Seat belts do not have to be worn in the following situations:
- A driver of a vehicle which is travelling in reverse
- A passenger when all available seating positions with seat belts are occupied
- A fireman while in or on a vehicle of a fire fighting organization
- A medical attendant in an ambulance transporting a patient
- A person while engaged in work which requires that person to leave or enter the seating position at frequent intervals
November 23, 2015