- In a crash, you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t wear a seat belt.
- Drivers and passengers aged 17-34 have the lowest seat belt-wearing rates, combined with the highest accident rate.
- People are less likely to use seat belts on short or familiar journeys – putting them at serious risk of injury in a crash.
- Drivers and passengers who fail to wear seat belts in the front and back of vehicles are breaking the law.
- Drivers caught without a seat belt face on-the-spot fines of £100. If prosecuted, the maximum fine is £500.
- Download our new Seat belts and Child Restraints leaflet for more information on the fitting and wearing of seat belts, child car seats and information on the fitting and wearing of child restraints.
- Additional sources of information include:
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA);
- The child car seat safety pages of RoSPA
- Good Egg Safety for further information on safely using child restraints.