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51 People In Malta Died Due To Not Wearing Seat Belt Since 2018

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Safety save lives with new parliamentary figures revealing that since 2018 51 people have died because they did not wear a seat belt. 

Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri shared the figure following a parliamentary question from MP Slivo Grixti. The figures come from magisterial inquiries that have been concluded. 

The number has declined since 2018, which saw 18 people die because they were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. The number dropped to 16 in 2019, then to 12 in 2020. However, several inquiries related to similar cases are still open. 

As for 2021 so far, five people have died over not wearing a seat belt.

The figures make no distinction whether the victim was a driver, a front-seat passenger, or a rear-seat passenger.

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Julian is the Editor at Lovin Malta with a particular interest in politics, the environment, social issues, and human interest stories.

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