Only 7.4 per cent wear rear seat belts in the car: Study

According to the findings reflected in a national survey titled 'Rear seatbelt usage and child road safety in India', only 63 per cent Mumbaikars avoid wearing rear seat belts

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Despite creating repeated awareness about wearing seat belts, it is said that Mumbaikars never use rear seat belts in cars putting themselves and children at risk. A study reveals that as far as 63 per cent Mumbaikars avoid wearing a rear seat belt. The findings were reflected in a national survey titled 'Rear seatbelt usage and child road safety in India'.

According to the findings, only 7.4 per cent are aware of the necessity to put on rear seat belts.

The study was conducted by Nissan in partnership with the non-profit SaveLIFE Foundation. Around 700 motorists each were interviewed in Mumbai and 10 other cities: Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur, Guwahati, Lucknow, Panaji, Patna, and Kochi. The report was released on Friday by Union minister for road transport & highways Nitin Gadkari.

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The study reveals that despite awareness drives, the usage of rear seat belt remains low in the country. Around 7 out of 10 car users are aware of the presence of rear seat belts, yet most admitted to never using them. A large number of cab drivers (72 per cent) in the metros said they had never seen a rear seat passenger wearing a seat belt. 

The reasons for not wearing rear seat belts include: it is not mandatory (37.8 per cent), lack of awareness (23.9 per cent) and damage to clothes (4.6 per cent). 

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