A study by CAG to analyse compliance with helmet and seatbelt rules in Chennai city. It was found that since its 2017 study, more two-wheeler riders and car drivers were complying with the law. However, pillion and passenger compliance is non-existent. A perception survey among two-wheeler and car users was also carried out, which found that many of them believe they comply with the law when they actually don't. A majority also agreed that stronger penalties and stricter enforcement of the law would help.
In 2019, nearly 14% of deaths in road crashes could have been avoided if drivers and passengers had worn seatbelt. Whether its a short ride or a long one, it's time to belt up!
Child restraints are special seat belts for children, designed to keep them safe in the car and are a requirement under the amended Motor Vehicles Act. Let's keep our children safe and use child restraints!