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Seatbelts and the law

Always wear your seatbelt in the front or back of any vehicle you're travelling in.

If you’re caught not wearing your seatbelt, you can expect to be prosecuted as you’re breaking the law. 

Car crashes

You’re twice as likely to die in a car crash if you’re not wearing a seatbelt.

If you’re travelling at 30mph and you crash, the average person’s body weight is multiplied between 20 and 60 times its own weight.

This means the effective weight of your body can be up to 3.5 tonnes (about the weight of a fully grown male hippo).

If you’re not wearing a seatbelt in this type of crash, you risk killing or seriously injuring the person sitting in the seat in front of you and killing yourself, too.

Make buckling up part of your travel routine

Wearing a seatbelt is common sense and it’s also the law.

Seatbelts help keep you in your vehicle and away from the car’s structure and other passengers during a crash, so that any damage to you is minimised.

Make putting on your seatbelt part of your routine. Before you start your journey, make sure you and your passengers are wearing your seatbelts.

If you have children and you want to check if their child restraints are fitted correctly, you can call our Road Safety Officer for advice.​

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