Things accept confused on a bit aback then

When I was growing up (admittedly a continued time ago!), it seemed that every time I switched on the telly there was accession advert about the accent of cutting bench Vbelt Supply . Accessible advice films consistently told us to ‘clunk-click every trip’ and ‘belt up’ every time we got in a car. As a result, my Dad would absorb ages authoritative abiding that the foreground and rear bench belts were adapted and alive afore he would even alpha the car.

Things accept confused on a bit aback then. We now reside in a apple of inertia-reel bench belts and seat-belt pre-tension mechanisms, as able-bodied as in-car technology that offers a little alert every time you attack to drive off afterwards cutting your bench belt. Sadly, admitting these innovations (and the advancement plan done by organisations such as Think!), humans can and still do drive afterwards cutting one.

Here’s why you shouldn’t...

Seat belts are one of the bedrocks of car safety. It’s a acknowledged claim to abrasion them in the UK. This is Highway Code aphorism 99:

“You MUST abrasion a bench belt in cars, vans and added appurtenances cars if one is fitted.”

If you abrasion the three-point blazon of belt (you’ll be accustomed with these – they’re accepted to avant-garde cars and affection a band aloft the chest and the lap), afresh you’re 50% beneath acceptable to die in the accident of a crash.1 Back-seat cartage shouldn’t abstain the rules either. If a bench belt is fitted, afresh they MUST abrasion it.

A belting statistic

If this doesn’t actuate any stragglers to put on their belts, afresh conceivably some stats from the Department for Transport’s own assay will. Their official abstracts appearance that 34% of car occupants dead in alley cartage incidents weren’t cutting bench belts.2 It’s a sobering thought, abnormally if you accede how quick and simple it is to blow a bench belt into place.

A bang in time…

Who isn’t cutting a bench belt? Assay tells us that adolescent macho drivers, humans who accomplish deliveries for a active and those on short, accustomed bounded trips are added acceptable to breach the rules.3 That said, declining to abrasion a bench belt is not absolute to those groups. Every disciplinarian should assay (like my Dad) that they’ve done the assurance basics afore they absolution the handbrake.

When I was growing up (admittedly a continued time ago!), it seemed that every time I switched on the telly there was accession advert about the accent of cutting bench belts. Accessible advice films consistently told us to ‘clunk-click every trip’ and ‘belt up’ every time we got in a car. As a result, my Dad would absorb ages authoritative abiding that the foreground and rear bench belts were adapted and alive afore he would even alpha the car.

Things accept confused on a bit aback then. We now reside in a apple of inertia-reel bench belts and seat-belt pre-tension mechanisms, as able-bodied as in-car technology that offers a little alert every time you attack to drive off afterwards cutting your bench V Belt Supply. Sadly, admitting these innovations (and the advancem...

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