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It takes seconds and might just save your life – belt up
When your vehicle stops, you keep going at the same speed. A seat belt stops you and your passengers from falling out or hitting the car or each other.
If you're involved in an incident, you'll be so glad you're wearing one.
I'm going on a short journey.
This could be a fatal decision even on short, familiar journeys at low speeds.
I’m a good driver.
Incidents can happen anytime and might not be your fault. Chances are it'll be a lot worse without your belt on.
My car has airbags and other safety devices.
You might not fly through the windscreen, but without a seat belt you could still go through other windows.
Youtube - Embrace life, always wear your seat belt
If one person isn't wearing their belt and you have to stop suddenly, they could get thrown around, causing injury or death to everyone else in the car.
You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 isn’t in the correct restraint for their age, height and weight while you're driving.
GOV.UK: The law on child car seats
Is it the right seat for your child?
Around 75% of car seats aren't as safe as they could be because they're incompatible with the car, fitted incorrectly or don't fit the child's height and weight.
RoSPA have information on:
GOV.UK: The law on seat belts
The fixed fine for not wearing a seat belt is £100, but you can be fined up to £500.
Have safe and happy travels and belt up – thank you.
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