Always wear a seatbelt

During the holiday getaway, Hampshire County Council’s road safety team are reminding drivers and passengers to always wear a seatbelt

Always wear a seatbelt

Seatbelt campaign

Do you wear your seatbelt every trip?  Do you ensure others in the vehicle wear theirs too?

  • In a crash you're twice as likely to die if you don't wear a seatbelt
  • If you don’t wear a seatbelt you also risk the lives of others in the vehicle with you, even if they are wearing theirs. In a crash, if you are not wearing a seatbelt, you would be thrown around the vehicle with a force of up to 60 times your weight, hitting everything in your path which could be your friend or family member
  • If you are 14 years plus it is your responsibility to wear your seatbelt. Failure to do so could mean an on-the-spot fine of £100 or, if prosecuted, a maximum fine of £500
Remember
  • Always wear a seatbelt. In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t
  • Not wearing a seatbelt can be a fatal decision even on short, familiar journeys and at low speeds
  • Wear your seatbelt correctly so it can offer you the best possible protection in a crash