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ROAD AMENDMENT RULES (NO. 2) 2014 (S.R. 2014, NO. 136) - REG 16

Rule 266 amended (Wearing of seatbelts by passengers under 16 years old)

Rule 266 of the Principal Rules is amended as follows:
(a) by omitting paragraph (b) from subrule (2B) and substituting the following paragraph:
(b) be placed on a properly positioned approved booster seat and be restrained by either a suitable lap and sash type approved seatbelt that is properly adjusted and fastened, or by a suitable approved child safety harness that is properly adjusted and fastened.
(b) by inserting the following subrules after subrule (5A) :
(5B)  The driver of a public minibus, taxi or tow truck is exempt from subrules (2) and (2A) in relation to a passenger who is under one year old if no suitable approved child restraint is fitted and available for use and the public minibus, taxi or tow truck has 2 or more rows of seats and the passenger is not in the front row of seats and –
(a) the passenger under one year old is seated in the lap of a passenger who is 16 years old or older; and
(b) in the case of a tow truck, the passenger under one year old is being transported from a location where the vehicle that the passenger was travelling in is being towed by the tow truck where it is necessary to tow the vehicle because the vehicle has broken down or has been involved in a crash.
(5C)  This rule does not apply to the driver of a correctional vehicle or juvenile justice vehicle.

Note : Correctional vehicle and juvenile justice vehicle are defined in the dictionary.

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