The survey conducted by Save Life Foundation across 11% cities also found that nearly seven out of 10 car users were aware of a rear seat belt in their cars, yet 67% admitted they never used it. Only 7% per cent of respondents said they use it regularly.
Use of rear seatbelt is mandatory as per law.
Interestingly, about 72% cab drivers corroborated they had never seen a rear seat passenger wearing a rear seat belt.
The survey found that nearly 38% felt wearing seatbelt is was not mandatory. About 91% of respondents said they had never been stopped by the police for not wearing a rear seat belt. On being asked for solutions that will encourage people to wear rear seat belts more frequently, 45% said there is a need to create awareness about benefits of wearing the rear seat belt, 24.2% believed it should be made mandatory and 11.2% voted for an enhancement in police enforcement.