As a result, Ireland South Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has backed calls by ETSC to tackle serious road injuries by adopting new EU targets.
Over 800 people per month are getting fixed notices for not wearing a seatbelt.
Ireland South MEP and member of the EU transport committee Deirdre Clune has backed calls by the European Transport Safety Council to develop new EU targets aimed at reducing the amount of people seriously injured on roads.
Garda figures show 776 people were prosecuted for not wearing a seat belt last October alone.
According to MEP Clune, studies indicate that seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45% and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%.