The fundamental reason to wear a seatbelt is to protect you in a crash.
That’s the message Police, the NZ Transport Agency, and the Automobile Association want people to understand.
“You can’t hit pause in a crash and quickly put your seatbelt on,” says Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager of Road Policing.
“The time to do that is when you first get in the car. Seatbelts are not optional, people shouldn’t treat them like they are.
“Quite simply, they are insurance on your life. If you end up in a crash, that seatbelt is your lifesaver.