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All About Seat Belts

All of us should fasten our seat belts when we get in a car.

Fastening your seat belts makes it possible for the safety system to work effectively.

Do you sometimes think to yourself, "I don´t speed, I´m only going a short distance, I´m a safe driver, so it´s all right not to wear the seat belts." The truth is that since our arms and legs can only support between two to three times our body weight, the maximum speed at which we would withstand a crash without injury if unbelted, is only between 1-3 mph (3-5 kph).

Statistics from Japan´s National Police Agency in 2009 show that the rate of fatalities among drivers not wearing their seat belts are 47 times higher* than when they are properly belted.

Driving safely is no guarantee you will be safe at all times. That is why the term is called: "Accident."

So, everyone, please, when you get in the car, let´s all fasten our seat belts!

* According to statistics on traffic accidents prepared by Japan´s National Police Agency in 2009

  • Rear seat belts fastened Close-up of the driver´s seat

  • Rear seat belts not fastened Close-up of the driver´s seat

  • Inside camera view of the rear seats

  • Inside camera view of the rear seats

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