- 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.
- Read more about wearing a seat belt and exemptions
- Visit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for information on the fitting and wearing of seat belts; Child Car Seats for information about the law, fitting and wearing of child restraints; and the child car seat safety pages of RoSPA, and Good Egg Safety for further information on safely using child restraints.