One in five road fatalities not wearing seatbelt at time of collision
Seatbelt-wearing rates have been increasing in recent years, but many still put themselves at unnecessary risk on the roads.
One in five of drivers or passenger fatalities in 2013 were not wearing a seatbelt at the time, an analysis of road safety statistics has revealed.
Seatbelt-wearing rates have gone up in recent years, increasing from 72% in 2002 to 93% in 2012, but significant numbers are still putting themselves at unnecessary risk by failing to use a seatbelt.
"Two out of every three people will survive a crash if they are wearing a seatbelt. Yet despite this, every year...
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