81 Percent Of Brits Don’t Know How To Wear A Seatbelt According To A New Survey
A new survey has revealed that 81 per cent of Brits don’t know how to wear their seatbelt properly, and a staggering 57 per cent of us don’t know how to align our headrests to protect against whiplash.
The survey, which was commissioned by accident claims specialists LoyaltyLaw.com, tested over 2000 participants across Great Britain on their knowledge of seatbelt safety. In total the survey found that out of a possible 100 per cent only 19 per cent of people recognised that 'having your seat too far forward' limits the effectiveness of seatbelts.
The survey also asked participants ‘Do you know how to correctly align your car headrest for it to provide maximum protection from a whiplash injury?’ In total 57 per cent either did not or weren’t sure.
According to Nicholas Jervis, the MD of Loyalty Law “What these results show is that there is a significant gap in people’s awareness and every year we see thousands of people coming through our doors because of poorly positioned seatbelts or headrests. The key here is prevention and there are lots of things people could do to dramatically reduce injuries.”
Common causes of seatbelt injuries include:
- Seats positioned too far back;
- Twisted seatbelts;
- The horizontal strap positioned across the stomach instead of the pelvis.
For more information about the campaign or to set up an interview please contact Jonny at PHA Media on 0207 0251 361 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2052 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 14-16th June 2011. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
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