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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.”

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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.

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