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RoSPA calls for better compliance with seatbelt law

1st February 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Better compliance with seatbelt legislation could help to save lives in road crashes, it has been warned.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has warned that only 89 per cent of people sat in the rear of cars use the safety mechanisms, with this dropping to 69 per cent among those in the front seat of vehicles other than cars.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: "Despite the fact that thousands of lives have been saved by seatbelts thanks to RoSPA’s and Lord Nugent’s efforts, latest figures still show that a minority of people are not belting up.

"We must not become complacent over seatbelt wearing; seatbelts are highly effective in protecting vehicle occupants and significantly reduce the risk of being fatally or seriously injured in a crash."

It is vital that passengers and drivers use their seatbelts at all times, regardless of the length of their journey.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801533328-ADNFCR


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