Over 90% rear seat passengers don't use seat belts


According to a research conducted by Nissan India and SaveLIFE Foundation, more than 90% rear seat passengers don't use seat belts. 

The results of an observational survey conducted in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Lucknow show that 98% passengers were not using rear seat belts, even though 70% were aware that seat belts were provided for back seat passengers. Also, only 27.7% respondents were aware that rear seat belt usage is mandated by law in India.

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, 9,408 children lost their lives in road accidents in 2017, which translates to 26 child deaths per day. Two thirds of the respondents believed that Indian roads are unsafe for children and 91.4% felt the need for a strong child road safety law in India. While 92.8% were aware of the safety benefits of child helmets, only 20.1% owned one.

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