Wear seatbelts while traveling: LTA
July 12, 2016 11:24 pm
The Land Transport Authority is urging all motorists and their passengers to wear a seatbelt while traveling, as it has been proven to be the most effective way of saving lives and preventing serious injuries in a collision.
LTA Chief Executive Officer, Naisa Tuinaceva says many people are refusing to recognize the dangers of not wearing a seat belt and this is evident in the number of drivers being booked for road offenses.
“Buckling up is one of the simplest preventative measures a person can take to reduce the consequences of a road accident such as serious injury and even death. It is such a basic rule that we shouldn’t even be seeing non-compliance for seatbelts. We are encouraging both drivers and passengers to respect this simple road rule and belt up not only for their own safety but for others too.”
Between January to May this year, the Authority has booked a total of 1,653 drivers for the same offence, of which 1,072 infringement notices were issued in the Western Division.