New Study Shows 26% Of Women Don’t Wear Seat Belt Correctly

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The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána are appealing to women to ensure that they are wearing their seat belts correctly when driving or as a passenger in a vehicle.

It follows a study which found that 26% of women admitted to previously having worn the shoulder strap of their seat belt under their arm rather than on their shoulder. 

While 11% of those surveyed who wear their seat belt under arm do so always or often.

Placing the shoulder strap of the seat belt under your arm leaves your upper torso – including your neck, face and head – completely unrestrained during a collision.

In such a situation you would be exposed to horrific injury.

32% indicate that their female friends wear their seat belt under their arm at least sometimes.