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Be Sure To Buckle-Up Even If You Are Traveling In The Back-Seat Or Pay A Fine Of $50

Be Sure To Buckle-Up Even If You Are Traveling In The Back-Seat Or Pay A Fine Of $50

If there were strict laws for fastening the seat-belt for backseat passengers too, the number of people who die in car-accidents can go down by 17 per cent . But it has been observed that in the usual course, 22 percent of passengers using the rear seat in cars and automobiles fail to use the seat-belt .

The percentage of those who buckle-up goes down when traveling in a cab or a taxi is considered. In a survey conducted last year, the percentage of those in taxis or cabs using seat belts was found to be only 38. It is very-very rare for back-seat riders in a taxi to buckle on the seat-belt. In an accident that was filmed on video, there were two women in a cab that had an accident. While one had a seat-belt on, the other did not. In case of an accident, the unbelted lady flew across the seat of the cab and slammed into the window suffering some injuries. The one with the belt did not suffer any injuries.

The consequences of not wearing a seatbelt while the car is in motion if one is sitting in the front of the car is certainly not very good. But it is not very pleasant either if one is sitting in the backseat, without the belt on. The situation looks more grim when the realization that only 28 states in the US require the back-seat passenger to wear a seat-belt. Legislators are pushing for a new legislation that is going to make it a punishable offense if one is caught without using seat-belts even in the rear-seat.

 

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