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Plan for zero belt deaths

POLICE are hoping for a repeat of last year when it comes to seatbelt-related road deaths, with zero in Ipswich in 2015.

In 2014, we saw one person killed on our roads as a result of not wearing a seatbelt, two in 2013 and the worst year of the past eight was 2009, with three deaths.

The Queensland Government's seatbelt factsheet offers tips for smart seatbelt use:

  • Wear your seatbelt every time you drive, even if you're travelling a couple of kilometres. Most crashes happen close to home.
  • Ensure belts and child restraints are fitted correctly.
  • If seatbelts are wearing or torn, have them replaced.
  • Pregnant women should wear seatbelts at all times. It should be positioned under the abdomen, below the bony part of the hips and across the upper thighs. The sash should sit between the breasts.

Ipswich deaths, hospitalisations as a result of no seatbelts

2008: 1 death, 8 hospitalisations

2009: 3 deaths, 8 hospitalisations

2010: 2 deaths, 12 hospitalisations

2011: 0 deaths, 11 hospitalisations

2012: 2 deaths, 10 hospitalisations

2013: 2 deaths, 5 hospitalisations

2014: 1 death, 5 hospitalisations

2015: 0 deaths, 11 hospitalisations



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