Think you’re safe in the back seat? Here’s exactly what happens if you don’t wear a seat belt…

Think you’re safe in the back seat? Here’s exactly what happens if you don’t wear a seat belt…

Seat belts save lives. There’s no two ways about it – if you want to greatly reduce the chances of death or serious injury in an accident, you’d better buckle up.

You shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that sitting in the back seat of a car makes you any safer, either.

The US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has put together a video showing just how dangerous not wearing a seat belt while sitting in the back seat of a car can be.

Even with the use of test dummies, the video still makes for some fairly harrowing viewing.

Check it out below – and always wear your seatbelt.

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