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Club news: Slovakia gets a lesson on the importance of seat belts


Publication date: 24 April 2014


From 10 to 16 March 2014, the Autoklub Slovakia Assistance (ASA) promoted road safety by offering the public the chance to experience an impact simulator. Drivers who would have normally received a ticket for not wearing a seat belt were able to experience what a collision at a speed of 30 km/h feels like using the ASA simulator. The nation-wide event was held in cooperation with the traffic police and was designed to promote the use of seat belts and child safety seats. As the number of people injured in road accidents as a result of not using the seat belt have increased lately in Slovakia, the ASA stepped forward and, with the help of an impact simulator organized a public demonstration amongst drivers.

 

The ASA aimed the demonstration as a wakeup call for motorists. It was also aimed to instruct traffic police, who give warnings instead of fines to drivers not wearing their seat belts, that not wearing a seat belt is a serious traffic violation.
 



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