Ban sales of these dangerous car safety accessories


THE Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) has issued a warning against the use of dummy buckles as seatbelt alarm stoppers, as this can compromise a car’s safety features, particularly in the event of an accident.

Originally designed for plus-sized individuals, these dummy buckles have been misused by drivers who neglect to fasten their seatbelts. By inserting the dummy buckle into the seatbelt, drivers can silence the audible warnings emitted by modern cars when the seatbelt is left unfastened.

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