In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t wear a seatbelt
Drivers and passengers aged 17-34 have the lowest seatbelt-wearing rates
This group also has the highest accident rate
People are less likely to use seatbelts on short or familiar journeys
Every second without a seatbelt puts you at serious risk of injury or death
It is a legal requirement to wear seatbelts in the front and back of vehicles
Seatbelts should also be worn on coaches, buses and other vehicles
Not wearing a seatbelt penalties may include:
- Seatbelts should also be worn on coaches, buses and other vehicles
- If prosecuted, the maximum fine is £500
- Leicestershire Police caught nearly 700 drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts in 2016
What you should consider
Always wear a seatbelt – no excuses, no exceptions.
In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t.
Not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision, even on short journeys at low speeds.
Wear your seatbelt correctly for the best possible protection in a crash.