Buckle up Wairarapa

Buckle up Wairarapa

Wellington

Wairarapa Police remind motorists to buckle up as they join forces with the Wairapara Road Safety Council to focus on seatbelt use next week.

In November last year, Police identified over 100 people not wearing seatbelts in a similar week-long seatbelt campaign.

Senior Sergeant Simon de Wit says another campaign will take place next week from Monday through to Friday.

“Police will be out on the roads with the aim to raise awareness and improve safety for our road users in the Wairarapa,” he says.

“Wearing a seatbelt is one of the simplest safety measures you and your passengers can take. It could save your life by stopping you from being thrown out of or around the vehicle in a crash.

“Being properly restrained reduces your chance of death or serious injury in a crash by 60 percent in the front seat and 44 percent in the back seat.

“If you know someone who doesn't always wear their seat belt, tell them they need to for their own sake as well as for the people who care about them."

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Issued by the Police Media Centre