Seat belt policy

Seat belt wearing policy for pupils on home to school transport

Schools and local authorities should have a Seat Belt Policy. The policy should detail how seat belt wearing will be enforced.  Parents and carers should be aware of this so they can ensure their child clearly understands  the seat belt rules and complies with them.  Schools must be fully up to date with seat belt legislation and know how safety belts are meant to be worn.  Incorrectly worn safety belts are a significant safety risk to the wearer.  Incorrectly worn belts also carries the same legal penalty as not wearing a belt at all.

We are providing the following clips to show pupils that explains what happens if you do not wear your safety belt on the school run, on school trips or the family car and are involved in a crash.