The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is using the anniversary as a reminder that belts save lives.
Joanne Wehrle, the Partnership’s safer roads education manager, said: “Not wearing a seat belt is one of the main causes of death or injury, along with speeding, using mobile phones whilst driving and drinking and driving.
“In a crash you are twice as likely to die if you don’t wear a seatbelt.
“Fortunately, many people have got the message and over the past decade the number of people wearing seatbelts has consistently been above the 90 per cent mark. But this means that a further 10 per cent do not wear their belts – putting themselves and others at risk of serious injury.”