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Almost 25% of Motorists Killed are not Wearing Seatbelts

Posted in General News on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

According to new data recently released by the Department for Transport (DfT) nearly one in four motorists killed on Britain’s roads between 2016 and 2020 were not wearing a seatbelt. Upon closer inspection, the data revealed that 28% of male fatalities occurred because of not wearing a seatbelt compared to 16% of females. DfT’s survey showed that those aged between 17 and 29 were the most likely to be found without a seatbelt on during a fatal crash. In addition, those driving between the hours of 8pm and 6am are 39% more likely to be involved in a fatal crash. In response to these statistics an RAC spokesperson commented: “As seatbelts are probably the single biggest life-saving device ever introduced into vehicles, it’s vital the government, local authorities and the police continue to reinforce this message. Today’s new figures beg the question as to whether a nationwide communications campaign to promote seatbelt use should be rolled out and whether existing laws are a sufficient enough deterrent.”

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