One in ten women wear seatbelt under their arm to protect fake tan

Almost one in ten women has admitted to wearing a seatbelt under their arm to protect their fake tan.

While 7% say it is to protect their outfit.

The RSA has launched a campaign to encourage women to wear their seatbelt correctly across their body, to protect them from serious injury and death.

Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority has this advice.

"Using the seatbelt under the arm is the same as not wearing a seatbelt at all, you may as well not be wearing a seatbelt.

"In the event of a collision, you could suffer horrific injuries, horrific head injuries, facial injuries, neck injuries and injuries to the spine as well."

More in this Section

I wouldn't 'like to be associated with the kind of actions he has been involved in' - Varadkar hits out at McGregor

Two men due in court after Sligo robbery

Eoghan Murphy wants to remain as Housing Minister 'as long as' possible

Bride-to-be who went missing on hen night buried in wedding dress


Wish List: Eight great Irish buys for your home

Seven beauty tricks to update your look for spring

The lost world: Why breathtaking Malta should be your next holiday stop

Ring leader: Why boxing is good for the body and mind

More From The Irish Examiner