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Do I need to wear seat belts?

Do I need to wear seat belts?

Without exaggeration, a seat belt keeps the life and health of the driver and passengers during an accident. Despite the invention of the airbag, the belt shows the best results during research in various accidents on the road. But many drivers in Ukraine stubbornly ignore him. Let's figure out whether you need a seat belt for road users or not.

How did seat belts appear?

The first passive means of protection in a vehicle appeared more than 100 years ago. It was not intended for car drivers, but for pilots. The first safety belts in cars were installed about 50 years ago. During their existence, they have gone through several stages of development and modifications:

  • belt models;
  • three-point modifications;
  • with a reel-to-reel mechanism;
  • with height adjustment;
  • equipped with pretensioners;
  • with tension limiter;
  • with an additional pillow.

Each modification protected more and more reliably, reducing the risk of injury in an accident.

The principle of operation of car seat belts

At Narscars, all vehicles are equipped with modern passive protection equipment. Their principle of operation is as follows:

  1. During a collision or sudden braking, the body of a person by inertia moves forward with an increased speed.
  2. A fastened seat belt keeps the passenger and driver static, preventing him from flying out through the windshield or getting injured if he hits hard objects in the passenger compartment.

In the production of protective equipment for the machine, a special fiber is used. This allows them to absorb additional kinetics when opposed by two bodies. The tension prevents the person from going towards the airbag, which makes it possible to prepare the body for a shock-absorbed meeting with it.

The use of belts increases the chances of survival by 2.5 times in a head-on collision. In a side impact, the chances of rescue are almost doubled, and in a rollover vehicle - 5 times.

Why do you always need to buckle up?

Our car rental company is worried about its customers. On our website you will find useful tips that will ensure the safety of your trip in the evening, tell you about the most common causes of accidents, etc. It is important to understand that the need to use seat belts is common sense, and not the intrigues of the drafters of traffic rules.

By ignoring seat belts, you risk not only your life, but also the lives of your passengers. For the driver and front passenger, the most common situation is to fly through the windshield in a collision. Rear passengers are also at risk of injury from interior items. If the vehicle rolls over, it is possible to injure each other during chaotic movement.

Are there any exceptions to the rule?

You always need to buckle up. There are often cases when, after renting a car, penalties for driving without a seat belt come to the name of our company. According to the traffic rules of Ukraine, you can not fasten your seatbelt only in case of crossing the ice crossings.

There is a myth that it is possible not to wear a seat belt for children and pregnant women. However, the rules for transporting children in a car 2021 indicate that until a child reaches 12 years old, he must be transported in special seats. Notably, these seats are equipped with improved seat belts. For pregnant women, protective equipment is being developed with a special design that allows you to distribute the load at a special angle, without pressing on the stomach.

Do I need to buckle up in the rear seats?

Another dangerous myth: You don't need to use a seat belt in the back seat. This is not so, because an unfastened passenger also becomes a threat to the driver. As for the safest place in the car, which is located behind the driver, it becomes so only if passive protective equipment is used.

Conclusion

We do our best to ensure that you experience the maximum comfort while renting vehicles. In our fleet there are only serviceable cars in excellent condition, including Renault Kangoo, Mazda 6, Mercedes G55 / 63 AMG, Hyundai Accent, Suzuki Vitara, etc. We hope that you follow the rules of the road unquestioningly, including wearing your seat belt while driving seat belt. Remember, the life and health of you and your loved ones depends on it!

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