Get tough on rear-seat passengers who don't belt up

A car carrying a family of five met with an accident on the Seletar Expressway on Sunday (June 18), resulting in the death of a 38-year-old woman.
A car carrying a family of five met with an accident on the Seletar Expressway on Sunday (June 18), resulting in the death of a 38-year-old woman.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

An accident on the Seletar Expressway recently caused two passengers to be flung out of a car, resulting in the death of one of them.

It is troubling to read about rear-seat passengers who do not belt up (Unbuckled rear-seat passengers face high risk; June 19).

Often, the driver and his front-seat passenger conscientiously do it, but sadly, it is not the situation with passengers at the back.

They seem to have the perception that they will not be affected or not affected as much as the front-seat passengers in the event of an accident.

It is time that the Land Transport Authority educates the public about the dangers the rear-seat passengers face and about the need for them to belt up.

The Traffic Police should take tough action against anyone who breaks the rules.

Rajasegaran Ramasamy