Police officers are carrying out seatbelt checks this week in a bid to find motorists and passengers flouting the law.
The crackdown forms part of a Europe-wide initiative aimed at driving down casualty rates on the roads.
Checks will be carried out until Monday.
Aidan Reid, President of the European Traffic Police Network, said: “Using a seatbelt is a quick and simple task. It’s also a highly effective way of reducing the consequences of a collision. That’s why wearing a seatbelt is not a matter of personal choice, but is compulsory for drivers and passengers in every European country.
“Yet there are still drivers and passengers who for whatever reason do not use a seatbelt.
“We urge drivers to take responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of their passengers, by ensuring everyone wears a seatbelt on every road journey. After all, the use of seatbelts is the single most effective method of reducing fatalities.”