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One time is all it takes.
When you get into a vehicle you never know when an accident might happen. If you sometimes don’t wear a seatbelt for routine journeys, or for any reason, you are exposing yourself to the risk that you may be involved in an accident, and the consequences can be far worse.
Every year police in Scotland catch around 27,000 people who aren’t wearing a seatbelt. It is estimated that half of the people killed in vehicles could have been saved if they had worn a seatbelt.
So this campaign from Sussex Safer Roads urges people to think about their own seatbelt wearing and realise that seatbelts only work if you wear them every time. It’s well worth a look.
REASONS TO BELT UP
In a crash at 30mph, if you 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.
It’s dangerous not to wear your seatbelt and it’s also illegal.
If caught not wearing a seatbelt you will be given a £100 fixed penalty notice but could be fined up to £500. The driver is also responsible for anyone under 14 not wearing a seatbelt, and liable for the £100 penalty for each unrestrained child.
Remember to put your seatbelt on every time you travel.