Wearing a seat belt is one of easiest way to protecting driver and passengers when travelling in vehicle. Seat belt protect vehicle occupant by decreasing the time it takes them to come to a stop in crash, spreads the impact force over a greater area of the body, minimises contact with the interior of the vehicle and helps stops them from being ejected from the vehicle.
STATISTICS: you are 10 times more likely to be killed in road crash if you are not wearing seat belt in a car. From 2003 to 2012, 8% of killed and seriously injured vehicle occupants were not wearing a seat belt. Of these, 61% were males and 25% females. The non-use of restraints is particularly problematic in the regional areas. Despite only 26% of the stateÔÇÖs population live in regional or remote, 65% of the fatal and serious injuries where a seat belt is not worn occurred in these areas from 2003 to 2012.