Today sees the start of a new campaign from Trafico to raise awareness of the dangers of not wearing a seat belt.
Latest figures from the government reveal that 23 per cent of people killed on Spain’s roads this summer were not wearing a seat belt or child restraint.
Shockingly, more than half of children under 12, who died in road accidents this summer, were not wearing restraints.
This comes despite previous awareness campaigns and hefty penalties for failing to buckle up, while a spokesman said a child travelling without a restraint was five times more likely to die in a crash.
The campaign is part of the annual calendar of actions taken by the DGT to improve safety by targeting specific aspects of road safety and as summer comes to a close and children return to school, getting drivers to buckle up and ensuring their passengers do likewise becomes a priority.