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NSW Taxi Council successfully advocates for fine exemption for Taxi drivers if passenger is detected not wearing a seatbelt by the camera



Seatbelt detection cameras starting soon


Phone and seatbelt detection cameras will start to detect drivers and passengers who are not properly wearing a seatbelt from 1 July 2024. Penalties will apply from 1 July for drivers detected not wearing a seatbelt properly or with a passenger not wearing a seatbelt properly. There won't be a warning letter period.

 

It’s been a requirement to wear a seatbelt in NSW for more than 50 years. Sadly, we continue to see lives being lost and people being seriously injured from not wearing a seatbelt or not wearing it properly.

 

NSW Police will continue to enforce correct seatbelt use.

 

Taxi and ride share drivers must wear their seatbelt properly and penalties apply if they are detected not wearing a seatbelt correctly.


 

Fine Exemption for Taxi drivers if passenger is detected not wearing a seat belt by the camera


Under the NSW Road Rules, taxi drivers may be fined if a passenger under the age of 16 is not properly wearing a seatbelt or if a child under 12 months old is not in an approved child car seat. Ride share drivers may be fined for passengers of any age not properly restrained or wearing a seatbelt.

 

As camera detected offences will not be able to determine the age of passengers, taxi drivers will not be fined by cameras if their passenger is detected not wearing a seatbelt properly. Taxi drivers are strongly encouraged to request their passengers wear their seatbelt correctly.

 

Wearing a seatbelt is proven to reduce the risk of death by half. A taxi driver with a passenger under the age of 16 years old not wearing a seatbelt can be fined by police. Police may also fine the passenger if they are 16 years or older.

 

Penalties will apply for ride share drivers for passengers not wearing a seatbelt correctly.

 





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