Seat belts

Seat belts

The facts

  • 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.

The law

  • 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.

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Emoji campaign

Our emoji road safety campaign uses emojis to raises awareness about the dangers of drink driving, drug driving, not wearing a seat belt and using a mobile phone when driving.