It is estimated that 33% of fatal road accidents in the UK involve drivers and passengers that were not wearing their seat belt. It has been a legal requirement in the UK since 1983 to wear a belt, and for good reason. Without wearing a seat belt, you are endangering the lives of not only yourself but others around you, and leaving everyone exposed to the risk of serious injury.
In the event of a Road Traffic Accident, it is the person who is not wearing a belt that will suffer the most injury and usually end up causing severe injury to fellow occupants of the vehicle. The wearing of a seat belt is the most basic form of road safety equipment fitted in any vehicle. Vehicles today come with a whole host of safety features, however the tried and trusted seatbelt should always be used on any journey, no matter how small.
If you have suffered a non fault accident in the last three years, or were a passenger in any vehicle regardless of fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
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