9 Oct, 2012 @ 07:45
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Spanish seat belt campaign keeps children safe

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PARENTS on the school run are being urged to ensure their children wear seat belts as part of a new road safety campaign.

The initiative – launched by Spain’s traffic authority, the DGT – is being carried out following the return to school of eight million pupils.

Half of children under 12 who died in road accidents in July and August were not wearing seat belts, compared to a quarter of adult fatalities, according to official DGT figures.

A DGT spokesman added that passengers are five times more likely to die in a road accident if they are not wearing a seat belt.

2 Comments

  1. It never fails to amaze me how many Spanish people do not use seat belts or their children!In the area I live in, they also don’t seem to use car safety seats for children.I can never understand this silly attitude, in a very child friendly nation!I have even seen small children sitting in the driver’s lap, messing about with the steering wheel…crazy!!A campaign shouldn’t really be needed to point out the obvious,hopefully it will educate a few parents.Julie James

  2. It never fails to amaze me how many Spanish people do not use seats for their children. I observed a guy with his two children in the back of his pick-up truck on the main road last week lol.

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