New safety belt warning issued for backseat passengers

Adults are far less likely to buckle their seat belt when riding in the back seat, according to a new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2:09 | 08/03/17

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You sure do. A new report about the dangers of not buckling up, especially if you're in the backseat. A surprising number of adults don't do it. ABC's Eva pilgrim is in the backseat of a car on the new Jersey turnpike with a closer look. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, robin. We tell the kids to buckle up no matter what but when it comes to us grown-ups, when we ride here in the backseat, not so much. Well, if you think you don't have to buckle up new research is now saying you better think again. When you slide in the back of an Uber or Lyft even even your own car many adults are not doing one critical thing. I, my god. Reporter: Buckling up. Reporter: According to a new survey from the insurance institute for highway safety adults riding in the backseat are far less likely to buckle up than when they're sitting up front. We've been telling people for years it's safer in the backseat and should put our children back there but people have gotten a misunderstanding about the safety of the rear seat. Reporter: Experts say you should buckle up on every trip. Take a look at this crash, a family not wearing seat belts. The father and son in the backseat violently thrown from their seat. And watch as this unbelted woman on the left goes flying into the window. The other woman in the car was wearing her seat belt. When passengers in the backseat aren't buckled up they're putting themselves at risk but also putting other people in the vehicle at risk. Reporter: Drivers are twice as likely to be killed in a crash when the left backseat passenger is not wearing a seat belt. Watch this crash test demonstration. The unbelted dummy in the backseat slams into the driver who hits the air bag and steering wheel, a 35-mile-per-hour impact. Interestingly enough those surveyed said they were more likely to put their seat belt on if their friend was driving than if they were to get into a ride sharing app like Uber or Lyft. Robin. Oh, my goodness. I mean thank you, Eva, for that. That demonstration really incredible. You're putting everyone else in the car at risk. Not just yourself. Coming up here the $10

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