The average seatbelt wearing rate in the backseat of vehicles driven by passengers was 17.7%. When two people were riding in the back seat, the wearing rate dropped to 11.4%.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance’s Traffic Safety Culture Research Institute announced on the 28th the results of a thorough survey of 110,739 vehicles entering the Daewangpangyo toll gate using an automatic seat belt wearing detection system. The full investigation period is from May 1 to August 31.
According to this, the seat belt wearing rate in vehicles안전놀이터 driven alone was relatively high at 80.4%, but the rear seat seat belt wearing rate in vehicles with multiple occupants was considerably low at an average of 17.7%.
In particular, as the number of passengers increases, the seat belt wearing rate in the back seat decreases. When one person is riding in the back seat, the seat belt wearing rate is 19.8%, when two people are riding, it is 11.4%, and when three people are riding, not all rear seat passengers are wearing seat belts.
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD ), as of 2022, the rear seat seat belt wearing rate is 96% in Germany, 92% in the UK, 90% in France, 78% in the US, and 43% in Japan.
As a result of analyzing traffic accident data from the National Police Agency over the past five years (2018-2022), the seat belt wearing rate of passengers in fatal traffic accidents is improving (83.4% in 2018 → 89.3% in 2022), but 14% of passengers in fatal traffic accidents still account for It appeared that he was not wearing a seat belt. This is a whopping 7.4 times higher than the 1.9% rate of non-wearing seat belts in all traffic accidents.
Jo Joon-han, a senior researcher at the Samsung Traffic Safety Culture Research Institute, said, “In September 2018, it was mandatory to wear seat belts in all seats of vehicles on all roads, but the seat belt wearing rate in rear seats is still very low at around 10%,” adding, “Especially during the Chuseok holiday, it is important to protect your family from unexpected accidents.” He emphasized, “In order to protect life, drivers must check whether family members or acquaintances riding with them are wearing seat belts.”