As the new school term begins, we know you’ll be working hard to make sure your vehicles and drivers are ready, and safe to go out on the road.

When it comes to passenger safety, wearing a seat belt helps to prevent serious injury or death in the event of an accident.

Telling your passengers
In December 2023, we shared a reminder about your responsibility as operator when it comes to seat belts.

We want to send another reminder as the new year begins, and also clarify our previous message.

It is an operator’s responsibility to take all reasonable steps to tell passengers to wear a seat belt if there’s one fitted.

Ways to tell passengers
You can do this by:

getting the driver to make an announcement, when passengers get on the vehicle
playing an audio or visual presentation
putting up signs at each seat
a combination of the above measures
Visit Road safety laws – THINK! for more information about seatbelts.