The rear seatbelt ruling affects all but the following:
- Cars registered before 1st of January 1995
- Cars registered after the 1st of January 1995 but not equipped with rear seatbelt anchorage points
- Commercial vehicles such as taxis and rental cars
- Vehicles with more than 9 seats including the driver’s
- Transport vehicles with capacity above 3.5 tonnes
Now, take a deep breath, it ain't the entire story just yet. It gets better. The RM300.00 fine will be in effect between the 1st of January '09 till the end of June '09. From the 1st of July '09 onwards, this fine will be increased to a whopping RM2000.00 or you could even go to jail for up to 1 year or BOTH~!!!