You Could Be Fined If A Passenger In Your Car Does This Very Common Thing

Big fine!


7 January 2019

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A reminder has surfaced regarding road safety rules for drivers, with hefty fines on the cards for breaches.

It is a staple of driving tests to know that the driver of the vehicle is responsible for the safety of their passengers - such as making sure everyone has seatbelts on before taking off.

However, it turns out that even letting your passenger take a nap could result in a fine over $300 in some states.

This is the case when the passenger has their seat fully reclined, as it is an offence to not have the seatbelt adjusted properly.

In some cases, the passenger can also be hit with a fine.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson also said that reclining the seat could also break other rules, as they could be obstructing the driver's view.

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