SIXTEEN out of the 22 killed in car crashes so far this year were not wearing their seatbelts, while less than 14 per cent of passengers in the back seats of cars bother to buckle up, the head of the traffic department said yesterday.
The shocking figures were announced as police kicked off an island wide campaign yesterday highlighting the importance of wearing seatbelts.
It coincided with the death yesterday of a 47-year-old asylum seeker in the Tseri industrial area. Driving too fast, he lost control of his car and swerved into the oncoming traffic hitting a truck. He was killed immediately. He too was not wearing his seat belt.Read More