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Posted by Wiki Rakyat on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – whilst on the move, the primary item of safety equipment in a car is the seatbelt. Airbags, electronic safety and driving aids may do their part in the event of an accident, but it all can count for nothing if you don’t buckle up.

As shown in a video uploaded on Facebook by user Wiki Rakyat, the consequences of not being strapped in securely in a vehicle can be quite impactful, in a thoroughly wrong manner. Likewise the use of a motorcycle helmet, and by that we mean a properly attached one. While it won’t stop or prevent mishaps, it could mean the difference between life and death.

With motorists and road users generally having a lackadaisical approach in their view of these items, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (MIROS) has come out to say that stringent and continuous enforcement by authorities on seatbelt use in cars and the usage of helmets on motorcycles is needed to prevent road fatalities, Bernama reports.

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The institute’s chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, said enforcement of seatbelt and helmet usage should be ongoing and intensive, and the action has to be highly visible and well publicised. “It should be conducted predominantly in locations where there is an increased crash risk,” he said via a statement.

Lee added that there should be moves to introduce community-based programmes as well as increase social awareness on the matter, these focusing on showing road users the benefits of seatbelt and helmet use. He also encouraged vehicle manufacturers to install seatbelt reminders, not just for the front seats, but also for the rear seats.