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Seatbelts save Lives

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, 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.

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