Buckle Up!

The States of Jersey Police are reminding people to buckle up because it takes seconds to do but could save your life.

It has been the law to wear seatbelts in the front seats of cars in Jersey since 1985 yet every day some drivers choose not to wear their seatbelts. It has been the law to wear seatbelts in the back seats since 2009.

Anyone not wearing a seatbelt in a 40mph crash will suffer serious injury and 80% will die so in attempt to reduce casualties on our roads the police are reminding people to buckle up.

On Wednesday, to coincide with students returning to school after the summer holidays, officers will be out talking to children and parents and reminding them of the need to wear their seatbelts.

Inspector Diane Wheeler, head of the Operational Support Unit, said: "Each year police send out a message to everyone travelling in vehicles which is simply to put on your seatbelt because it could save your life in the event of a road collision.

"I want to remind everyone that it takes only a matter of seconds to put on a seatbelt and the time spent doing this could dramatically reduce the severity of an injury in the event of a collision.

"It is frustrating that in this day in age people are not wearing their seatbelts when the results of not wearing one are well documented.


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