Failure to wear a seat belt is one of the leading causes of road crash death.

You are 10 times more likely to be killed in a road crash if you are not wearing a seat belt.

The widespread use of seatbelts following legislation in the 1970s is regarded as having had a large and significant impact on the road toll, helping reduce this from over 3500 deaths in 1968 to around 2700 deaths per year 10 years later.