All drivers and passengers are legally required to wear a properly fastened and adjusted seatbelt. An alarming number of Australians wear their seatbelts incorrectly – significantly reducing the level of protection provided and increasing the potential for serious injury.
Seatbelts plays a vital role in protecting the driver and passengers by:
- Causing you to decelerate at the same rate as the vehicle
- Spreading force of impact over the stronger parts of your body (e.g., pelvis and chest)
- Preventing you from colliding with the interior of the vehicle or other passengers
- Reducing risk of being thrown from the vehicle
Learn more about the importance of seatbelts by downloading the quick fact below.