Experts underline importance of Seatbelt Reminder Systems in new video

  • February 24, 2016

A new film from ETSC calls on the European Commission to require the fitting of Seatbelt 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 seatbelt 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.

Seatbelt 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 Seatbelt 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.