Close to 800 cases of seat belt violations every month; safety experts stress importance of buckling up

More than half of the 30 people polled by The Straits Times admitted to not belting up when sitting in the back seat of taxis, private-hire cars or cars driven by people they knew. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
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SINGAPORE - Every month, there are close to 800 cases of passengers and drivers caught by the authorities for failing to belt up in their vehicles.

While last year's 9,541 cases formed a slight dip from the 9,836 cases in 2016, road safety experts reiterated the importance of wearing seat belts in reducing the severity of accident injuries, in the wake of a number of fatal accidents recently.

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