You jump into a race car and the first thing that goes on is your seatbelt. And that’s in the safety of the track. How much more so should that seatbelt go on in the risky public roads?
When cruising along even at 60km/h, if the car comes to a sudden stop, you will keep moving forward at the same 60km/h, and will only stop when you hit something hard, usually the windscreen or another passenger.
This is the physics of a crash, and that’s why we have seatbelts.
To survive a crash, odds are that the best place to be is in the car, and wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of death by 45%.
In fact, seatbelts prevent 99% of occupants from being ejected from the vehicle and incurring secondary injuries or injuring others.
It’s high time we changed our behaviour and made wearing a belt an unquestioned habit.
The alternative is way to dire. The change begins with you.