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SAFETY-BELTS Occupants’ guide to wearing safety-belts

SAFETY-BELTS Occupants’ guide to wearing safety-belts

The benefits of buckling up safety-belts are clear. If you buckle up in the front seat of a passenger car you can reduce your risk of a fatal injury by 45% (Kahane, 2015) and moderate to critical injury by 50%. Fastening safety-belts helps you to stay in control of your vehicle during when the unexpected occurs such as an abrupt deceleration.
This leaflet is designed to provide basic information on the importance of wearing safety-belts. It contains an overview of why wearing safety-belts is extremely important and serves as a guide for vehicle occupants upon using properly safety-belts type approved according to UN Regulation No. 16.
UN Regulation No. 16 is the only widely internationally recognized requirement.
However, while other similar requirements may exist at a national or regional level, this leaflet addresses safety-belts approved to UN Regulation No. 16 only. Though it is equally valid (except for the question of marking) for safety belts certified to equivalent national requirements.