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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?

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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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