The European Commission with the active contribution of  NTUA,  SWOV and KFV has launched a safe mobility promotion activity focusing on helmets, seatbelts and child restraint systems. According to the new Reports from the European Road Safety Observatory, protective equipment has been shown to be very effective in protecting road users from death or serious injuries. If used correctly, motorcycle helmets can reduce fatal crashes by around 40% and the chance of severe head injury by almost 70%. Seatbelts are shown to reduce the risk of fatal incidents by 60% for occupants in the front of a vehicle and 44% for those in the rear. Regarding child restraint systems, research indicates that children who are correctly restrained are around 60% less likely to be killed or injured compared to unrestrained children. link pdf5 pdf5 pdf5 ppt5