Your risk of a fatal injury is reduced by 50% when you wear a seatbelt.
All other safety features in cars, such as airbags, are only designed to work when the occupant is wearing a seatbelt.
If you crash at 30 mph and are unrestrained, your body will hit anything in front of you, including another passenger or driver.
With a force of between 30 and 60 times your own body weight.
Always wear a seatbelt when travelling as a passenger or driver.
It is as effective to wear a seatbelt in the back of a vehicle as in the front.
Where they are provided, you should always...
It is your responsibility to ensure that children are correctly restrained and use the appropriate restraint for their weight, age and size.
The driver is also responsible for anyone aged under 14 not wearing a seatbelt, and liable for the £100 penalty for each unrestrained child.
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