Using seat-belt is safe
On July 3 2017 the Traffic Police of Armenia in cooperation with National Road Safety Council organized a public awareness campaign addressing to the necessity of seat-belt use.
Near the Opera House the drivers, not using seat-belts, were offered either to get fined or to test the seat-belt device and share impressions afterwards. The device gives the chance to feel the power of the seat-belt. This campaign aimed at stressing one more time that seat-belt use is not just following the rule but caring about own safety. This refers not only to drivers, but also front and back seat passengers. Even those road users, who had fortunately never been involved in a dangerous traffic situation, felt and were convinced that the seat-belt use is necessary.
The campaign continued several days. It is planned to regularly test the seat-belt device in different communities of Yerevan during the whole year.
The device was donated to the NRSC and Traffic Police of Armenia by the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST).