Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have urged road users to always use their seatbelts in an appeal.
The service issued an appeal on Facebook about the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt when riding in a car, saying that they "significantly reduce the risk of being thrown from a vehicle".
A fire service spokesman said: "Seatbelts are designed to retain people in their seats, and so prevent or reduce injuries suffered in a crash.
"They ensure that as little contact is made between the occupant and vehicle interior as possible and significantly reduce the risk of being thrown from a vehicle.
"Always wear your seatbelt. If you don't, you're twice as likely to be seriously hurt - or worse - in a collision. And it’s the law."