Drivers and passengers in private vehicles represent almost half of the casualties in road accidents and are, as such, among the most common casualties.
Upon an collision, a seatbelt and airbag will slow down and prevent body movement against solid parts of the vehicle, consequently absorbing a large portion of the force that is released upon collision. The consequences for passengers are less severe compared to those not using those safety accessories
The basic purpose of the seatbelt is:
How to fasten the seatbelt properly
If a vehicle was involved in a traffic accident, all used seatbelts need to be replaced, even if damage is not visible.
Seatbelts need to be checked occasionally to determine potential damage. Do not use aggressive cleaning agents since they may weaken the belt.
Special clips that supposedly increase comfort prevent automatic tightening of the belt and are therefore very dangerous. The belt is not tightened when using such clips and so can cause severe injuries in an collision situation.
Preventive action The seatbelt – a bond with life
- Armadillo Project – promotion of proper and safe driving of children by the use of car child seats and seatbelts