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Using the safety belt in the rear seats of the car reduces death risk by almost a half
Date:1/29/2008

analysis carried out at the UGR for females and children aged <3 years : specifically, women are 28 per cent more likely to die than men, and children aged between 0 and two years old, 70 per cent more than those between 15 and 19 years old.

The research work also concludes that the risk of death when we are at the rear-seats of a vehicle is higher as we get older. According to the analysed data of the DGT, persons older than 64 years old are the highest risk sector when they travel rear-seated, as they have 407 per cent more possibilities of dying than persons aged between 15 and 19 years old.

The last variable analysed by the researchers from Granada is the death of passengers with regard to their location at the rear of the cars inside. Their work points out that those passengers who travel at the centre or the right side of the inside are less likely to be killed in the event of an accident than those who are at the left side.

Reference: Prof Pablo Lardelli Claret. Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Granada. Phone numbers: +34 958 24 96 16 / +34 958 24 35 43. E-mail: lardelli@ugr.es

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Contact: Pablo Lardelli Claret
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34-958-249-616
Universidad de Granada
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