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Children wearing seatbelts saves lives

Children wearing seatbelts saves lives

Children wearing seatbelts saves lives

It is an amazing fact in this day and age that children are still left loose in cars. I have come across several cases over the past few weeks of youngsters doing what they liked in the car.

In one case a little boy and his sister (I presume) were throwing toys at each other and then getting rightly stuck in to an argy-bargy match in the back seat.

All the while the adult driver and front-seat passenger, waiting for the lights to go green, were smiling and laughing at the antics. As if this was a quality-time moment.

Is there something all these drivers don't understand about unrestrained little bodies being flung about like toys in the event of a sudden stop or rear-end shunt?

I know I risk being repetitive by raising the issue again, but I couldn't let it rest. If mine was a rare sighting, fair enough, but I've seen too many of late for it to be anything other than a tragedy waiting to happen someone. Please do your duty and strap in your children.

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