Sixty per cent people killed in road accidents in Abu Dhabi during the past nine months were not wearing seatbelts
, according to traffic authorities.
Brigadier Ahmed Al Shihhi, deputy director at the traffic directorate of the police, said, "Wearing seatbelts
reduces the impact of injuries in case of accidents, and ignoring it poses bigger dangers.
do not fit children correctly, an appropriate child car restraint is needed to offer the same level of protection as a seatbelt
does for adults.
Women were more likely than men to report always using a seatbelt
in the rear seat, and adults who had attended college were more likely to buckle up than adults with less education.
A comprehensive series of frontal impact sled tests was completed on rear-facing-only CRS installed with an inflatable seatbelt
simultaneously with a CRS installed with a standard seatbelt
During the campaign, special attention will be paid to the use of seatbelts
by passengers in the back of vehicles, where their use is much lower compared with those at the front.
During last year's campaign, South Wales Police alone stopped 360 people for not wearing a seatbelt
Insp Tinkler added: "All too often our road policing officers have to deal with crashes where the simple act of wearing a seatbelt
could have saved someone's life.
gov/parents is devoted to the campaign and offers tips to motivate tweens to buckle up, information on how to know when a child is ready to use an adult seatbelt
, and more.
Chief Inspector Martyn Stone, of South Wales Police Specialist Operations, said: "Wearing a seatbelt
is the law and only takes seconds.
Police urged drivers to ensure both they and their children are wearing seatbelts
Recently, we attended a serious collision on the M6 where a young lady who wasn't wearing her seatbelt
was thrown from her vehicle, which resulted in her sustaining very serious injuries.