It is a well known fact that using a seat belt in a car is directly linked to likelihood of staying alive in the case of a car accident and to the prevention of a long-term disability caused by the gained injuries. However, in numerous cases both drivers and other passengers in the car choose not to wear a seat belt. In reality, there are very few situations where it would be better not to have the seat belt on as it determines the severity of injuries, yet people often do not seem to associate the seat belt as being a life-saviour. It simply seems too unlikely to them that they will get involved in a car accident so they decide not to bother.
It is crucial, therefore, that continuous education programmes and advertisements are enforced, that more severe penalties are introduced and specific technical support is put in place, e.g., that safety belt reminder systems (both visual and audible) are used more often in cars. However, at the end of the day, it is always up the driver and the passengers of the car to think about their safety first.
Further information at: Thompsons Personal Injury Specialists