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Seatbelt Legislation


When did the wearing of seat belts become compulsory in South Africa? I've found a reference that states that from 1 January 1996 it became compulsory for passengers in the back seat to wear seat belts, but I cannot find a date for drivers and front seated passenger. Hope you will be able to assist. Thank you.


The back seat was actually 1 Jan 1997. The front seat was from 1 Jan 1977 as far as I know, front seats were fitted with seat belts since 1965.



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