Selling your classic car? It's FREE to list your car on Honest John Classics | No thanks

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.
Similar questions
My sister currently has a Fiat 500 and it's difficult to squeeze her three grandchildren into the back as there aren't sufficient belts. She can't find a small car that will do this. She doesn't want an...
The driver's seatbelt in my 2001 Toyota Yaris doesn't retract properly. I can't seem to find out how to replace/repair this myself. Am I best taking it to a garage or is there an easy fix?
I was surprised last week when my 2006 CLK Mercedes-Benz, with fewer than 15,000 miles, failed its MOT because both of the front seatbelts had some fraying (seven inches). The local dealership does not...

Compare classic car insurance quotes and buy online. A friendly service offering access to a range of policies and benefits.

Get a quote