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skinaqvi

Hi, I want to know what is the rule and penalty if 6 persons are sitting in a 5 seater car in New Zealand. specially 4 people in the back seat of a car?

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Anon

Hi there,
The answer could be buried inside other regulations and might be applied by an officer to your situation. If you have 4 people in the back with only seating and seatbelt provisions for 3, then you wold be putting the occupants in danger of injury or death in an emergency situation. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2004/0427/latest/DLM303618.html
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1998/0110/160.0/DLM434658.html
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1998/0110/160.0/DLM434659.html
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1998/0110/160.0/DLM434514.html

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