Exemption, exemption from the obligation to wear seat belts

In order to protect road users, the legislature has stipulated that seat belts must be worn while driving.

However, there is the possibility of being exempted from this obligation upon request.

  • informal signed application with justification
  • Medical certificate in which the doctor certifies that the applicant is not allowed to wear the seat belt due to his health condition and must be released
  • Presentation of the identity card


An exemption from the obligation to wear seat belts is possible if it is not possible to use seat belts for health reasons.
ยง 21a Road Traffic Regulations (StVO)

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