Have you clicked? Seatbelt advice.
It doesn’t matter if you’re nipping round the corner or travelling for hundreds of miles – you’re more likely to die or suffer serious injury if you’re not wearing a seatbelt.
Class activity: Use these questions as discussion points or thought starters in pairs or in a group.
- Reasons why some people don’t belt up:
- ‘The car has airbags’
- ‘Seatbelts are uncomfortable’
- ‘The car was only going slowly’
- What other reasons have you heard for not belting up in the car?
- Whose life are you putting in danger when you don’t put your seatbelt on?
- Can you think of an occasion when you would either forget or decide not to put on your seatbelt?
Activity: Safety message
- Working in pairs or threes, invent a short car safety message that encourages people to wear a seatbelt.
- This message would be transmitted before the ignition is switched on.
- It could have a serious tone or it could be more informal, e.g. using slang, or rhyming words.
- When you’re finished, share it with the class.
- Would your message work? Would people put their seatbelt on if they heard this?
- If you don’t think it would work, how could you change it to make it better?
- With self-driving cars becoming more popular, what do you see as the future of seatbelts?