Here are the statistics
Wearing a seatbelt reduces both fatal and non-fatal injuries by 60% among front seat passengers
Wearing a seatbelt reduces both fatal and non-fatal injuries by 44% among rear seat passengers
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)
IT’S NOT JUST YOU THAT GETS HURT.
What would your family and friends say to your ‘poor excuses’ for not wearing a seatbelt?
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"Just got a £100 fine, more like"
"Just hold on; if you die who’ll go on nights out with me?"
"Just selfish. What about your family?"
"Just nothing. We need you alive and able to cat-sit for us."
"Well, we really need you! Take care and be sensible for us!"
"Let’s have many years ahead too, mate."
"Been trying to get yourself a £100 fine, more like."
"Been lucky so far then. But think of your family."
"Who all love you and want you alive and well."
"You’ll get a £100 fine; we could spend that better on a night out."
"Aye, and who’ll give me a lift if you’re not here?! Wear a seatbelt!"
"Unless you have superman with you, it doesn’t make a difference."
"There’s rubbish drivers out there too. You need to keep yourself safe from them too, love."
"And you’re good at keeping my head screwed on. Be careful, mate."
"And I’m a good statistician. Seatbelts reduce front-seat injuries and fatalities by 60%*"
"You’re a good mate too, and I don’t want to lose you."
"Your family and friends think you’re worth the effort."
"The times we have ahead are worth a lot to me."
"It’s not worth the £100 fine."
"Protecting all our future football and gig laughs together? Worth it!"
"I can hear my heart racing as I think about losing you."
"This’ll silence you; 13%** of deaths on Scottish roads involve people not wearing a seatbelt."
** In Scotland, for the period 2014-2018, 13% of in-car fatalities in Scotland were not wearing seatbelts - https://www.pacts.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Report-4.pdf
"You wouldn’t be quiet if you got a £100 fine!"
"It’d be quiet nights in without you to grab pizza with."
- On average 13%* of those killed on roads in Scotland over the last five years were not wearing a seatbelt
- If you are caught not wearing a seatbelt you could be fined up to £500.
- A driver can also be fined for every child under 14 found not properly restrained