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