There are still many car users who do not fasten their seat belts when sitting in the second row of seats, which can easily lead to serious injury if an accident occurs.
Survey results from the US Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) show that, on average, every 5 years people use cars every day, up to 4 people do not wear seat belts when sitting in rows 2nd seat.
The IIHS survey was conducted from June to August last year with people over 18 years old. Of the 1,172 respondents in the survey, 72% said they always fastened when seated in the second row, when traveling by car within a short range. Thus, there are still many car users still subjective, not wearing seat belts when sitting in the back seats of cars.
Many people do not fasten their seatbelt when sitting in the backseat – photo 2 Only 72% of people surveyed said they always fasten their seat belt when sitting in the second row
Jessica Jermakian, a research engineer at IIHS, said: “For car users, whether sitting in the front seat or the second row of seats, the ability to be best protected when you always fasten your seatbelt. This is always done even if you use Uber or rent a car with a driver.
In fact, if you do not tie the belt, in the event of a collision the passenger in the second row is vulnerable to injury when pushed forward, or can increase the impact force on the steering wheel , dashboard for people in the front row.
Forget to adjust the rearview mirror, lower the parking brake or turn on the turn signal light when changing lanes, change the direction of driving … often are the basic mistakes that the ‘new drivers’ have when driving a car.
“People who do not wear a seatbelt when sitting in the back row often think that they will not hurt anyone. However, seat belts are the primary means of protection in the second row, otherwise when it happens when an accident occurs, the entire body will be pushed forward to collide with hard surfaces or people sitting in the front leading to serious injuries ”.
The survey results of the US Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) are also a warning for those who do not wear seat belts when sitting in the rear row of cars. The agency is also conducting experiments to study the ability to protect passengers in the second row of seats on some models.