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How many Canberrans caught without seatbelts in September? 42. It all makes sense now!

By johnboy - 27 September 2012 9

In a month where ACT Policing focussed its attention on the issue of seatbelts, 40 motorists were issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN) for not wearing a seatbelt while driving.

In addition to the 40 TINs, there were a further two TINs issued for passengers not wearing a seatbelt.

Officer-In-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Rod Anderson said that seat belts saved lives, and that drivers also carried the full responsibility for their passengers wearing seat belts.

“It is an offence to drive while not wearing your seatbelt or to permit passengers of any age to travel in your car without seatbelts,” Sergeant Anderson said.

“It’s also crucial to ensure all children travelling in the vehicle are correctly restrained in a suitable approved child restraint which is properly fastened and adjusted, or occupy a seating position fitted with a suitable seatbelt and wear the seatbelt properly adjusted and fastened, even for short trips.”

“Seat belts are a proven safety feature and there’s no excuse for not wearing one. You greatly reduce the chances of being killed or seriously injured in a collision if you’re wearing a seat belt and that belt is properly adjusted.”

Every year in Australia more than 20% of all the road fatalities involve a person, including children, not being properly restrained.

ACT Policing targeted seatbelts throughout the month of September as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy. As part of this strategy, the target for October will shift to speeding.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to
How many Canberrans caught without seatbelts in September? 42. It all makes sense now!
X71 11:12 pm 28 Sep 12

Totally agree with henryBG..
20% of deaths are non seat belt wearers..ipso facto, 80% of dead people had a seat belt on.
I like those odds!

Just like 100% of dead people have stopped breathing..there’s something in that for all of us to think about.

helium 8:00 pm 28 Sep 12

“HenryBG said :
Seatbelts are extremely unlikely to save your life – after all – how often are you in a fatal accident?”

I think that answer is either zero or one, unless your a cat.
BTW a seatbelt saved MY life, but HenryBG your welcome to not bother ..

OpenYourMind 8:23 am 28 Sep 12

Not sure if people remember that Rav4 that crashed on Totterdell St resulting in a fatality. I’m pretty sure there was a RiotACT article. I read recently in the CT that the driver was intoxicated, the driver and passenger weren’t wearing seatbelts and worst of all their departure and destination were on the same street within short walking distance. Wasn’t a lot of speed involved, just a lack of seatbelts and judgement.

what_the 12:49 am 28 Sep 12

HenryBG said :

Seatbelts are extremely unlikely to save your life – after all – how often are you in a fatal accident?

They do, however, increase the chances [\quote]

Please feel free to prove it to all of us.

Dougal 11:15 pm 27 Sep 12

HenryBG said :

Seatbelts are extremely unlikely to save your life – after all – how often are you in a fatal accident?

They do, however, increase the chances of crashing.

You can tell this is nannystate propaganda when they say,

Every year in Australia more than 20% of all the road fatalities involve a person, including children, not being properly restrained.

…without mentioning,
1/ how many of that 20% are actually pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, bus passengers, horse riders, people broken down on the side of the road and cleaned up by drug-addled truckers and other deaths counted as “road fatalities” and involving people under no obligation to wear restraints;
and

2/ what proportion of road use involves untrestrained people.

They see me trollin’

They hatin’

p1 10:50 pm 27 Sep 12

HenryBG said :

Seatbelts are extremely unlikely to save your life – after all – how often are you in a fatal accident?

They do, however, increase the chances of crashing.

You can tell this is nannystate propaganda when they say,

Every year in Australia more than 20% of all the road fatalities involve a person, including children, not being properly restrained.

…without mentioning,
1/ how many of that 20% are actually pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, bus passengers, horse riders, people broken down on the side of the road and cleaned up by drug-addled truckers and other deaths counted as “road fatalities” and involving people under no obligation to wear restraints;
and

2/ what proportion of road use involves untrestrained people.

You-need-professional-help.

I suggest Pocock, I suspect you would have much in common.

HenryBG 8:38 pm 27 Sep 12

Seatbelts are extremely unlikely to save your life – after all – how often are you in a fatal accident?

They do, however, increase the chances of crashing.

You can tell this is nannystate propaganda when they say,

Every year in Australia more than 20% of all the road fatalities involve a person, including children, not being properly restrained.

…without mentioning,
1/ how many of that 20% are actually pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, bus passengers, horse riders, people broken down on the side of the road and cleaned up by drug-addled truckers and other deaths counted as “road fatalities” and involving people under no obligation to wear restraints;
and

2/ what proportion of road use involves untrestrained people.

cranky 8:31 pm 27 Sep 12

I weep for people so misguided that they are not prepared to wear a seatbelt.

The evidence of the saving properties of belts is overwhelming. The requirement to buckle up is so massively positive that it must be considered the greatest lifesaving device in the last 40 or so years.

But there are some really stupid people out there, arn’t there.

Jivrashia 7:29 pm 27 Sep 12

Somewhere along the line the Universe created johnboy. This has made a lot of RA posters angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

You started it JB…

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