The law on wearing seat belts
2010 was the Year of the Seatbelt
It is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 people who are killed in vehicles are not wearing seatbelts. Half of them could have been saved had they worn them. In a crash at 30mph, if you are not wearing a seatbelt, your body will hit anything in front of you, including another passenger or driver, with a force of between 30 and 60 times your own body weight. While seatbelt compliance rates are 95%, it's estimated that 14% of adults don't wear their seatbelts every time. On average, police in Scotland catch 27,000 people a year not wearing their seatbelts.
Everyone involved in road safety in Scotland focussed their efforts throughout 2010 on reminding motorists about the benefits of wearing a seatbelt every time they're in any vehicle.