Seat Belt Importance
Now-a-days seat belts are designed to give a high level of protection in the event of a crash. They are in such a manner designed to adjust automatically to fit the user to be convenient and easy to use.
The beginners or new drivers are disproportionately involved in accidents especially in the first months after passing a driving test. It’s proved that drivers who have taken hazard perception test training have much better hazard perception test skills.
Secondly thing is that wearing the seat belts can reduce the injuries of that person as it stops that person to come out of his seat and hit other interiors of the car which is also called second impact.
Despite of risk of serious injuries and facts that like seat belts can be effective in saving the life of people sitting in the vehicle many people still neglects the use of seat belts while driving.
1. By law, you must wear a seat belt in cars and goods vehicles where one is fitted. There are still more exceptions to this. Just Read about the exceptions for adults in the FAQ section. Specified driver is liable to prosecution if a child under 14 years does not wear a seat belt or child restraint as required.
2. Children up to 135cms tall must use the correct child restraint for their weight (not age) when travelling in the front or back seat of any car van or goods vehicle. There are many exceptions. Read more about child car seats. In some cases the Child restraint means any of baby seat child seat booster seat or booster cushion.
3. Children’s can use an adult belt when they reach 135cm or their 12th birthday whichever comes first.
4. In the buses and coaches with seat belts fitted passengers aged 14 years and above must use them.
Why should you wear seat belt?
1. In an accident someone not wearing a seat belt is more likely to die than someone using one. In the year 2007 of the 1432 car occupants killed research indicates that some 34 per cent were not wearing a seat belt.
3. You’re twice as likely to die in a crash if you don't wear a seat belt.
4. Some of them Nearly 300 lives would almost certainly have been saved in 2007 if all car occupants had been wearing a belt. Hardly, that's one life a day.
How to use the seat belt:
1. You must not twist the seat belt wear it close to your body.
2. The shoulder’s belt should lie across the chest across the chest and over the shoulder away from the neck.
3. Don’t leave any slack in the belt - the belt can only do its job properly in a crash if it starts off close to the user's body.
4. Don’t use 1 adult belt for 2 people.
5. Driver MUST ensure that all children under 14 years of age in cars vans and other goods vehicles wear seat belts or sit in an approved child restraint.
6. The Child seat belt it has to be installed if you have small children and 1 thing to remember that baby seat belts should not be fitted in front seat of those cars which are equipped air bags.