Accidents often occur on short trips, close to home and seat belts SAVE lives. If you are not wearing a seat belt, then you can be thrown about inside a car during a car accident. You could be severely injured or killed by smashing in to the windscreen, other parts of the car and car contents and also other people who are traveling with you.
It doesn’t matter how good you are at driving, some accidents are unavoidable. Each person in the vehicle must be appropriately restrained and in a seated position, this includes the driver and the passengers (even on short trips!).
For more facts and details about seat belt regulations, visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/licensing/LBU_DL_B_DriveSafeFull_c.pdf