New year, same fine.
Backseat passengers can be fined RM300 if they do not wear seat belts in 2020.
The rule also applies to passengers who do not wear lap belts when riding the bus
Citing 2018 statistics, road safety department (JKJR) director-general Datuk Rosli Isa previously revealed that an accident takes place every minute and a fatal accident every 70 minutes
This could be greatly reduced if passengers (both front and rear) wore seat belts.
According to a study by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) in 2007, up to 50% of deaths, serious, and minor injury cases could have been reduced if the rear passengers and drivers had been using their seat belts.
So, don't forget to buckle up, guys. Your life costs a lot more than RM300.