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Penalty points for flouting seatbelt law

30th April 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

New research from Direct Line Car Insurance reveals the British public overwhelmingly support the introduction of penalty points for those found not to be wearing a seatbelt when driving, with 72 per cent backing a change to the law.

This research comes as Direct Line and The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) launch a report calling for the introduction of harsher penalties, for those not found to be wearing a seat belt.

The report highlights the clear dangers of not wearing a seat belt as more than a quarter (27%) of those who died in cars on the road in 2017, the latest available data, were not wearing a seat belt. This compares to 22% in 2014

Aston spoke to executive director for PACTS (Parlimentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety) about the research.

David Davies interview with Aston Avery