1 Oct, 2010 @ 10:34
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Belt up

A QUARTER of all people who died in traffic accidents last year in Spain were not wearing a seat belt.

Along with speeding and drink-driving it was the most common cause of death.

A new campaign is to be launched to raise awareness.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. This morning I witnessed two babies on one front seat with the father driving along smoking a cigarette in one hand. Then I saw a policeman taking his child to school and putting his young son in the front seat with no belt, and driving off. Culture is a hard thing to change, which of course is why many of Spain’s problems and issues never get solved.

  2. Guess what ..I agree with you about child/adult safety.it should be enforced much better Now dont get too excited.you ended badly with your generalization about Spain.if only you moderated this you would be a much better person.

  3. I quite agree Nick. Unfortunately I have noticed that pretty much every comment Fred makes about Spain is negative-which rather devalues his currency. That glass half empty approach to life here is a little sad- to those of us whose glass is at least half full!

  4. Nick is right this really needs to be enforced but from my experiences in Spain this seems to be the problem with a lot of things. Yes there are laws in Spain but in general the people who enforce them dont do it very well and this ranges from working cash in hand to fraud on a high scale and seems to be the major problem here. Where i am down south it really is bandit country at times which is quite sad as the problem seems quite simple to solve.

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