Seat belts. Has it really been 30 years?

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Cars have been fitted with seat belts since 1965 but it wasn't compulsory to wear them for another 18 years.

It is said that by making it compulsory to wear seat belts it has saved millions of lives. Unfortunately, despite media campaign's alerting everyone to the dangers of not wearing seat belts , being fined by the police if not wearing them, and us all knowing how dangerous it is not to wear a seat belt some people still continue not to wear them.

This was today publicised by the Daily Mail. If you are involved in an accident which is not your fault and you suffer  an injury you could lose in the region of 25% of  your compensation award by not wearing a seat belt.

So when you get in the car next, remember it is not good for your health or your wallet not to wear a seat belt.   Remember, Clunk Click! Every Trip!    

David Chilcott

Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives  
Personal Injury team 

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