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10 facts on global road safety

A woman sitting in her car wearing a seat belt.
N. Di Tanno

Wearing a seat-belt reduces the risk of death among front-seat passengers by 40–65%

Wearing a seat-belt can also reduce deaths among rear-seat car occupants by 25–75%. Some 105 countries, representing 67% of the world’s population, have seat-belt laws that cover both front and rear seat occupants, in line with best practice.

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