I honestly haven't gotten into a car without wearing my seatbelt since I was a kid. It's just second nature, but then, I'm from the States, where there's fines if you don't wear one.
Hopefully young people will see this and realize that wearing a seatbelt can save your life. Seriously. It's not just there for show, and they don't conduct all those crash tests on vehicles for nothing. Airbags do help, but they're only a supplemental system.
Maybe if the Japanese government instituted fines for not wearing one in all situations, tragedies like this could be avoided. Something to ponder.
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