Seat Belts

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
Published date: 
November 23, 2015
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