For not using a seatbelt, drivers face penalties New ‘essential law’ changes

For not using a seatbelt, drivers face penalties
New 'essential law' changes

Drivers who do not wear a seatbelt behind the wheel face a PS100 penalty under current law. If found guilty, the fine can increase to PS500. However, drivers are not subject to points.

Drivers who do not wear a seatbelt will be penalized under the new law.

These measures are part of the Department for Transport’s strategy to encourage walking and cycling.

Anyone caught with a car without a seatbelt can opt to enroll in an online class instead of paying the penalty.

Seatbelt Awareness Courses will run at PS53. It will not be as expensive as courses on speeding offenses.

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The current PS100 fine is not designed to highlight the severity of drivers’ risk, and it goes against the spirit of other offences.

“PACTS also calls for three penalties points.

Direct Line Group funded our research and provided support.

When there is a crash, seatbelts can be vital. The future holds many opportunities to avoid crashes thanks to new technology.

A package of safety regulations for vehicles, described as “the biggest safety improvement in safety since the seatbelt” by the UK TRL (road-research laboratory), will be introduced in the EU in 2022.

“It’s essential that the UK adopts this standard without delay.”

In 2019, the number of road accident victims caused by not using a seatbelt increased from 19% in 2015 to 23% in 2019.

A false sense of safety in larger cars, such as 4x4s, has led to an increase in seatbelt use by passengers and drivers.

Nearly all cars today have an alarm that notifies drivers when the passenger isn’t wearing their seatbelt.

These are easy to avoid, mainly by simply buckling your belt and sitting up on top.

The Transport Act, which required passengers and drivers to use a seatbelt on both the driving and passenger roads, was passed by both houses of Congress. It took effect July 28, 1981.

It was introduced in 1983 and 90 percent of front-seat passengers as well as car drivers were seen wearing their seatbelts.

In addition, there was a 29% decrease in the fatalities of passengers in front seats and a 30% drop in severe injuries.

Publited at Thu 29 July 2021, 16:03:48 +0000

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