ROAD SAFETY OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS, PEO­PLE HAVE BEEN MOOTING FOR A LAW FOR BACK-SEAT PAS­SEN­GERS TO BELT UP. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Wear­ing safety belts should be made com­pul­sory for pas­sen­gers in the rear seat as they are the worst-af­fected in case of an ac­ci­dent. Buck­ling up pre­vents oc­cu­pants from be­ing tossed around or be­ing ejected out of wind­shield in the event of a col­li­sion. This mea­sure is im­por­tant con­sid­er­ing the high speed limit in this part of the world. The pic­tures pub­lished of ac­ci­dent sites in news­pa­pers are hor­ri­fy­ing enough to prove what high speed can do. Though seat belts are a vi­tal safety mea­sure, it is more im­por­tant to re­duce speed lim­its. All de­vel­oped coun­tries are go­ing for tougher road safety laws and it is time Oman too makes it manda­tory for rear seat pas­sen­gers to buckle up. What is there to lose? No one has to make any ex­tra ef­fort to fol­low such a rule. It will only save lives and re­duce in­juries.

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