Majority of us don’t use seat belt when we board ride sharing taxi such as Uber and Taxify.. as well as when we are in the owner’s corner or in the back seat.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found out that 74 percent of passengers always use a safety belt in personal vehicles, only 57 percent of people report the same thing in a ride-share car or taxi.
We always think that the rear seat (back seat) are safer so there’s no need of applying seat belt. The gif above shows what could happen if we don’t use seat belt.
“For most adults, it’s still as safe to ride in the back seat as the front seat, but not if you aren’t buckled up,” Jessica Jermakian, an IIHS senior research engineer and a co-author of the study, said in a release. “That applies to riding in an Uber, Lyft or other hired vehicle, too.”
Drivers should ensure those in the back seat use their seat belt because there is a high chance of them killing the driver from behind.. that’s if they themselves don’t get killed. Just imagine a 90 kg passenger bumping into the driver from behind at 110km/h.. It’s only God that can save such driver. Don’t be a victim, act now.
Please try to use your seat belt and stay safe.