Commuters have been urged to wear their seat belts after a study found that a small number of passengers use this potentially life-saving device.
A study by the Automobile Association of SA and Bridgestone's committee for active road safety found that only 64percent of the 2754 drivers surveyed buckle up.
Only 41percecnt of the front seat passengers wore their seat belts, while 22percent of the left rear occupants wore their belts, and 25percent of right rear occupants wore theirs.
The rate for Ireland for all occupants during the study period last year was more than 90percent. - Sapa