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It's not just you who gets hurt. Wear a seatbelt.

Not wearing a seatbelt can have big consequences. Your friends’ and family’s lives could all be affected. So, don’t ever skip it – even for short journeys.

Here are the statistics

60%

Wearing a seatbelt reduces both fatal and non-fatal injuries by 60% among front seat passengers
(source: PACTS seatbelt report )

44%

Wearing a seatbelt reduces both fatal and non-fatal injuries by 44% among rear seat passengers
(source: PACTS seatbelt report )

75%

Only 75% of drivers considered not wearing a seatbelt as ‘very serious’, well below the 93% who consider drink driving and drug driving to be ‘very serious’.
(source: RITS February 2021 data)

The facts

  • On average 13%* of those killed on roads in Scotland over the last five years were not wearing a seatbelt
  • A driver can also be fined for every child under 14 found not properly restrained

*(source: PACTS: Seat Belts – time for action)

If you are caught not wearing a seatbelt you could be fined up to £500

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