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Child seatbelts not worn in 54% of fatalities

Sat 1st Sep 2012
Child seatbelts not worn in 54% of fatalities

A study by the Spanish Association of Products for Children (ASEPRI) has found that a staggering 54% of all Children who died as the result of a car accident were not wearing a seat belt.

The report examined official statistics recorded by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) and also found that 18% of those who had worn a seat belt, had done so incorrectly.

The association warned that wearing an ill-fitting or inappropriate child seat or seat belt could represent as much of a danger as not wearing any saftey restraint at all.

A full and detailed guide on which car seats and seat harnesses you should use for your child on Spanish roads can be read by clicking on the link >> HERE << .

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I was talking with my pal about the sad stats as we headed down slipway to the dual-carriageway we overtook a lady with a child standing up in between the front seats and another sitting with no seatbelt in the back. Driver was wearing seat belt.
Chris - Mon, 3rd Sep 2012
Whilst we agree Chris, it is still quite sad that fatalities can and do happen when parents have acted responsibly and done all the right things. This is why it is all the more frustrating when a minority of parents play Russian Roulette with the lives of their children like this.
Tumbit - Admin - Sun, 2nd Sep 2012
Sad as it is I'm not surprised. Its astonishing (young Mum's especially) how many drive past on the phone, sending texts, smoking a fag with kids standing up on the seats. Oh, the driver has a belt on of course. Its so insane it makes me wonder what it is that causes such madness? This from a guy who's two baby girls survived a head on smash because they were belted up safe. But my wife, after going around with Spanish friends, started to do the School runs with kids all crawling around in the car. What the hec is it? I din't get it?
Chris - Sun, 2nd Sep 2012

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