73 out of the 177 individuals killed in a car accident over the past ten years did not have their seatbelts fastened. A half of them, or 36, could have been saved had they used seatbelts, ruv.is reports.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The Road Traffic Directorate and insurance company VÍS point this out as a part of their new campaign:”Let’s always use seatbelts”.
11% of drivers admit to rarely using seat belts. This group faces much higher odds of dying in a car crash than seatbelt users, no matter the length of the trip or the speed in which they are traveling, the Directorate explains.
Research has shown that the impact of a collision when driving at the speed of 55 km per hour is comparable to falling down ten meters.