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Do I need to fit seatbelts to my classic car to drive it in Europe?

I will be taking my 1972 Volkswagen Type 181 to Spain. When I bought the car it did not have any seatbelts fitted. I knew I didn't have to fit them but, for a bit of safety, I had lap belts fitted in the front seats. Will I experience any seatbelt-related problems from the police in Spain?

Asked on 2 May 2018 by LJJS

Answered by Keith Moody
The use of seatbelts and child restraints is compulsory in Europe. However, if your car wasn't originally fitted with seatbelts then your classic should be exempt - unless it's carrying a child, in which case you'll need to have seatbelts fitted.
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