TIL that in India, over 90% of people Do Not wear seatbelts in the back seat. Similarly, only 20% of Indian Children travelling on motorbikes have helmets.

Read more: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/over-90-people-dont-wear-rear-712585.html

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  1. I don’t know what value the op finds in statistics like this that are in a vacuum. They don’t mean much unless you compare them to other Asian or european countries or even the US. From some of the other videos I’ve seen on Reddit, India might rank at the top among helmet usage for youth lol

  2. Tbh, sometimes, I am also guilty of being in the 90% that don’t wear seatbelts (maybe 40% of the time I am a passenger in a vehicle, I don’t wear rear seatbelts, I know it is stupid)

    Another statistic is on child seats, less than 25% of car owning Indian parents even know what a child seat is (I didn’t know about special child seats until a few years ago). Only, 2% of parents use special child seats.

  3. They don’t wear seatbelts in the passenger seat either. Most don’t wear seatbelts while driving either. 20% helmets for kids seems like a large number. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single one wear a helmet.

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