Seat Belts

November 30, 2008

The Department for Transport have just launched the latest THINK! road safety campaign to promote the use of seat belts. Some people may think that this is not the most obvious issue on which to focus a road safety campaign. Admittedly, my natural reaction was to think that most people wear a seat belt anyway but this one simple fact speaks for itself:
In 2007, of the 1,432 car occupants killed, research indicates that some 34 per cent were not wearing a seat belt.
Sometimes it can be easy to dismiss putting on a seat belt if you’re travelling a short distance or travelling at low speeds. But even at low speeds you are putting yourself at serious risk of injury or even death. And wearing a seat belt, where one is fitted, is the law. For more information on the latest THINK! road safety campaign including the facts and information on the law regarding seat belts then please click here.