200,000 motorists never buckle up for safety

26th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

International research has shown that a safety belt reduces the risk of injuries in car crashes by between 30 to 80 percent.

26 July 2007

THE HAGUE – Approximately 200,000 car drivers never wear their seat belts. These are findings of a survey conducted by the motorists’ organisation ANWB. The results of the survey will be published in the AnwbAuto magazine today.

The survey polled 1,100 respondents. Eight percent of those (800,000 Dutch drivers) indicated that they hardly ever wear safety belts, and 25 % of this group said they never wear a seat belt.

The ANWB feels that there is still a lot of prejudice against the safety belt. The misconception still prevails that not wearing a safety belt is safer. The ANWB refers to international research showing that the risk of injuries in head-on collisions decreases by 30 to 80% when safety belts are worn.

{Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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