outnabike wrote:To the police: If a rider has a helmet on, that’s enough for now. You don’t look for stickers on seatbelts, just that they’re being used. Bookings for “unapproved helmet” are likely to prove unsound in court.
I would assume for a car to be legally sold in Australia the seat belts would need to comply with Australian standards. I am pretty sure that once your car is old enough (over 5 years) and you need to have your car inspected first before you can renew your registration they actually check the workings of your seatbelt. This would also mean that if you have fitted non approved seat belts then the mechanic will not pass your vehicle so you can not register.
So if you car is registered then the police would not really need to check the seat belts.
Also the police at times pull people over and go over their vehicles with a fine tooth comb trying to pick up anything and everything and I bet you they would look at your seat belts if they thought they were not legal and pin you for that