Experts underline importance of Seat Belt Reminder systems in new video

A new film from ETSC calls on the European Commission to require the fitting of Seat Belt Reminder Systems in all passenger seats in new cars when it reviews vehicle safety regulations later this year.

The short video highlights the critical importance of seat belt wearing to prevent serious injury and death and cites research showing that up to a quarter of rear seat passengers are still failing to belt up.

Seat Belt Reminder systems are already required on drivers’ seats thanks to the last update to vehicle safety regulations in 2009.

The film features experts in vehicle safety, post-collision rehabilitation and police enforcement. An accompanying video on the benefits of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) was launched last month.

As well as Seat Belt Reminders and Intelligent Speed Assistance, ETSC is also calling for Automated Emergency Braking and a standard interface for alcohol interlocks to be standard equipment in the Commission’s proposal to review car safety standards.

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