A new film from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) calls on the European Commission to require the fitting of Seat Belt Reminder Systems in all passenger seats in new cars when it reviews vehicle safety regulations later this year.

The video highlights the critical importance of seat belt wearing to prevent serious injury and death. It cites research showing that up to a quarter of rear seat passengers are still failing to belt up.

Seat Belt Reminder systems are already required on drivers’ seats thanks to the last update to vehicle safety regulations in 2009.