Three decades of compulsory seatbelt use are being marked today as the Government made a selection of historic THINK! adverts available online. The law requiring all drivers to wear their seatbelts came in to force thirty years ago today - on 31st January 1983.
Car manufacturers have had to install seatbelts since 1965 but the law requiring drivers to wear them did not come in to force for another 18 years. In 1991 the law changed again making it a legal requirement for adults to wear seatbelts in the back of cars.