The police turned to Ukrainian drivers and reminded them of the mandatory condition

The police turned to Ukrainian drivers and reminded them of the mandatory condition

Ukrainian drivers were reminded that the car must have seat belts. Failure to do so will result in a fine.

Police contacted Ukrainian drivers and reminded them of the mandatory condition

This was reported by the Patrol Police of Ukraine, RBC-Ukraine reports.

What is the penalty for the lack of a seat belt

Sanction Part 5 Art. 121 (Violation of the rules for using seat belts or motorcycle helmets) KUoAp provides for a fine of 510 hryvnia.

Do not forget that the use of a seat belt reduces the risk of death of the driver in a frontal collision by 2.3 times, in a side collision – by 1 .8 times, and when a car rolls over – 5 times.

Main myths about seat belts

A seat belt prevents you from getting out of a car that is on fire or sinking.

Modern belts are removed with one click. The greatest danger is the impact that precedes a fire or a fall into the water.

You can not use seat belts at high speeds.

An unbelted driver in a frontal collision has a very high chances of breaking glass with your head and dying in 9 out of 10 cases.

A restrained adult can hold a child in his arms.

Even in a collision at a speed of 30 km/h, a force of 135 kilograms will act on your 7 kg baby. It is impossible to hold such a weight.

Seat belts are not needed when traveling short distances.

According to statistics, 75% of driver deaths occur within 40 kilometers of at home.

It is not necessary for passengers sitting in the back seat to buckle up.

This is extremely dangerous not only for the passengers themselves. For example, a driver can be killed even by a child flying out of the back seat. Also, do not forget about turning the car over – there is no alternative here.

The safest place in the car is behind the driver.

This place in the car only seems more safe. A passenger who does not buckle up in the back seat risks being thrown out of the car in the event of a frontal collision, as well as injuring other passengers or the driver. In 75% of cases of ejection from a car, people die.

In the event of an accident, it is better to be thrown out of the car.

Of course, statistics show that a passenger who happened to be outside the passenger compartment during an accident has a chance to save his life. 1 out of 100. The biggest danger during an accident is hitting a part of the passenger compartment.

If the car has airbags, seat belts are not needed.

Airbag when opening, it moves towards a person at a speed of 300 km/h. And this is a heavyweight boxer's punch. The seat belt does not allow you to “meet” the airbag so quickly. Yes, and the airbag was designed to work in conjunction with seat belts, and not instead of them.

The seat belt can injure a person in the event of an accident.

The belt can really cause burns or break the collarbone and injure the cervical region.

It is inconvenient to use the seat belt.

You can get used to the belt by using it regularly. In this case, an unfastened person will experience a feeling of discomfort in the absence of a belt.