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Seat Belts

The safety belt is recognized as the best protective measure for people in cars. It reduces the risks by half of being killed or seriously injured during a collision and the Highway Safety Code requires all occupants to wear a safety belt, specifically those reserved for the seat that they occupy.

The driver’s responsibilities with passengers 16 years of age or younger

As it is the driver who must make sure that any passengers under 16 years of age buckle up, it is the driver who will get the fine and the demerit points if they are stopped and the occupants are not wearing safety belts.

All persons aged 16 and over who do not wear a seat belt assume the penalties imposed by the Law.

Infractions and penalties

Infractions

Penalties plus applicable fees

Driver of a road vehicle not wearing the seat's allotted safety belt correctly

$80

3 points

Passenger of a road vehicle not wearing the seat's allotted safety belt correctly

$80 

3 points

Driving a road vehicle with a passenger under 16 years of age who does not wear the safety belt correctly

$80

3 points

Driver of a vehicle built after 1973 with more passengers than places provided with safety belts installed by the manufacturer

$200

 

Exemptions

Exemptions 

  • Driver backing up
  • Has a doctor's certificate from the SAAQ*
  • Taxi drivers everywhere in the City ofMontréal, except provincial jurisdiction roads

* To benefit from the exemption, holders must carry their certificate and provide it to the officer upon request.


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