Travelling as a car passenger is something which thousands of people in Gloucestershire do every day and part of that experience is to avoid distracting the driver and always wear the seatbelt. Wearing the belt became law in 1983 and since then they have saved at least one life every single day, but unfortunately some people need a reminder despite it being a legal requirement for the last 30 years.
Why wear a Seatbelt?
A seatbelt stops you turning into a loose object. In a crash at 30mph, you’d be thrown forward with a force of 30 to 60 times your own body weight. The message from Gloucestershire Road Safety Team is ‘Wear your seatbelt, every journey’.
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