Seat Belt Use Becomes Mandatory for All Passengers Beginning Today in Korea


The use of seat belts for all passengers in cars becomes mandatory from today the National Police Agency has announced.

According to Korea Bizwire:

Business vehicles and ordinary cars will be subject to the law, but vehicles without seat belts, such as city buses, will be excluded from it, the agency said.

The fitting of car seats for infants under six will be compulsory as well.

Violators of the law will be fined 30,000 won, and the penalty will increase to 60,000 won for those under 13.

South Korea introduced the mandatory wearing of seat belts by all vehicle passengers on highways and motorways in 1990.