Belt Up! Front & Back
Not wearing a safety belt is a selfish act. It is not a matter of personal choice.
If you do not wear a safety belt you become a potential killer in a car crash. You will be thrown around the inside of a car possibly seriously injuring or killing occupants in the car.
Without a safety belt – you are a killer!
Around 2 out of 3 people will survive or have less serious injuries if they are wearing a safety belt. Wherever you are sitting in a crash at 50km/h, if you are unbelted, you will hit the other people in the vehicle with force of between 30 and 60 times your body weight.
The penalties for getting caught are:
- A fixed charged noticed
- Penalty points on your licence – which could prevent you driving for 6 months.
- Passengers over 17 can be fine €90 for not wearing a safety belt.
- Drivers face receiving up to 4 penalty points and fine of up to €800 for a first offence if convicted in court if they fail to wear a safety belt and fail to ensure passengers under 17 are restrained
“Don’t be selfish…Get it on!”