800 caught every month for not belting up

"The simple act of wearing seat belts can make the difference between life and death in the event of an accident," said the Traffic Police.
"The simple act of wearing seat belts can make the difference between life and death in the event of an accident," said the Traffic Police.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

ST poll finds many back-seat passengers do not wear seat belts, saying they're restrictive

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2018, with the headline '800 caught every month for not belting up'. Print Edition | Subscribe