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Local police adheres to the special campaign DGT Belt and Child Restraint Systems (07/09/2016)

The Local Police of Totana will adhere to the special campaign promoted by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) on the Belt and Child Restraint Systems, to be carried out between 12 and 18 September 2011, as they reported by sources of the Headquarters.

Thus, the Provincial Traffic Authority of Murcia invited to participate in this campaign to the 45 municipalities in the region, while awaiting accession to it through their local police.

Also, the local police will intensify controls Seatbelt use and SRI in those sections where it is most common breach of the standard, as are close to urban roads, crossings or areas of more frequent short trips.

And, the seat belt is a basic and fundamental element of road safety and reduce by half the risk of death in case of accident.

In addition, all occupants of a vehicle must be secured with appropriate retention system.

In this regard, it is stressed that the airbag "is not effective unless it is complemented by the use of seat belts. The seat belt and airbag are designed to operate in a complementary way."

Similarly, do not use it in the rear seats is a big risk.

In a frontal impact, the likelihood that an occupant of the back seat passenger hit mortally other front seats may be up to 8 times greater.

The data of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics show that injuries from traffic accidents remain the leading cause of death in children over four years.

One of the objectives of the Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 it is "ensuring no child loses his life because it was not properly seated into a suitable seat for their weight and height," indicated from the DGT.

On the road, in 2009, 22 percent of the deceased tourism users not using a seat belt.

In urban areas this percentage rose to 34 percent.

Thus, the General Traffic Regulations provides that the use of seat belts and other restraint systems approved by certain people depending on their size and age, except on vehicles of more than nine seats, including the driver.

Regarding the front seats of the vehicle, it is prohibited circular under 12 located in the front seats of the vehicle, unless they use devices approved for that purpose.

Exceptionally, where their height is less than 135 centimeters, may be used as such a seat belt device itself.

In the rear, people whose stature reaches 135 centimeters, must necessarily use a retaining device suitable for both their height and weight;

while people whose height is less than 135 centimeters and not more than 150 centimeters, may use either a holding device suitable for both their height and weight or the adult safety belt.

Children can not use a device installed rear-facing restraint on a seat protected with a front passenger airbag, unless it has been disabled.

Finally, they are grave breaches when not constitute a crime, the conducts related to non-use of seat belts, child restraints, helmets and other protective elements.

Serious offenses will be punished with a fine of 200 euros and carry with it the loss of three points.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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