The law in Ireland states that as a driver, you are required to wear a seat belt if fitted unless you qualify for a medical exemption and have the certificate to prove it. In addition, you must ensure that all passengers wear seat belts while children under 17 are appropriately restrained.
You will receive a fixed-charge fine of €60 for not wearing a seat belt. Ensure to pay this fine within 28 days, or you could face an increased fine of €90 payable within 56 days of the offence. In addition, two penalty points can be added to your licence if you choose to pay the fine and not show up to court. Four penalty points will be added to your licence and you could face a hefty a fine of €2,000 if you get convicted in court for not wearing a seat belt.
According to Citizens Information, an exemption to wear a seat belt may apply under the following circumstances:
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