We are all road users and have a responsibility to look after our fellow road users
These behavioural issues are the largest factors contributing to trauma on our roads.
MAC media releases and the latest news
Do you mean
Seatbelt compliance is a road safety issue that can be a life or death decision for both drivers and passengers.
The severity of injury from a crash, especially injuries to the face and head are significantly lower when all occupants wear seatbelts.
Passengers who don’t wear seatbelts can kill or seriously injure themselves and other passengers.
It’s the driver’s responsibility to ensure all passengers are correctly restrained, penalties include expiation fees and demerit points.
38% of driver and passenger fatalities in 2017 were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. A significant increase compared to 14% in 2016 and a previous 5 year average of 27% (2012-2016)
Overall restraint use is high, with around 95% of occupants being correctly restrained when travelling.
Not wearing a seatbelt when crashing at 40km/h has a similar impact as falling from a two story building onto concrete.
DPTI - Towards Zero Together, Seatbelts & Child Restraints
My Licence - Seatbelts and Restraints
14 Nov Last year, 142 people were seriously injured on South Australian roads in vehicles travelling at inappropriate spee… https://t.co/7g8Sz13dP2
Last year, 142 people were seriously injured on South Australian roads in vehicles travelling at inappropriate speeds. #slowdown
Decade of road safety