|Sussex Safer Roads Partnership are raising awareness and providing road safety information on the importance of wearing a seatbelt, no matter how long or short the journey. As lockdown eases further SSRP are reminding the public of maintaining correct road safety practice to ensure the safety of themselves and others when travelling across the county.
Whilst the majority of road users wear their seatbelts, the consequences however, should they not be worn, can be severe.
In 2019, 23% of car occupants killed were not wearing a seatbelt. This is only a 3% decrease since 2018 where the proportion of car occupants killed while not wearing a seatbelt was 26%. Whether a driver or a passenger in a vehicle, in a crash a seatbelt greatly improves your chance of avoiding serious injury of death.
To keep up to date with road safety information and advice, members of the public can visit www.sussexsaferroads.gov.uk and follow @SussexSRP on Twitter