Safety Belt Materials

Tragically, safety belt use is lowest among teen drivers. In fact, the majority of teenagers involved in fatal crashes are unbuckled. In 2016, a total of 818 teen (15- to 18-year-old) drivers and 569 passengers died in passenger vehicles driven by teen drivers, and 58 percent of those passengers were NOT wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash. As teens start driving and gradually gain independence, they don’t always make the smartest decisions regarding their safety. They may think they are invincible, that they don’t need safety belts. They may have a false notion that they have the right to choose whether or not to buckle up. Learn more… 

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Buckling Up – Why Should I Do It?

Safety belts save lives! When a car crashes, it stops very abruptly. Occupants continue to travel until something stops them inside the car. An unrestrained occupant continues to travel forward until rapidly striking the steering column, windshield, or other part of the vehicle, causing serious injury. In a crash, wearing a safety belt helps you to slow down with the car, enabling a more gradual stop. The more gradually your body slows down in a crash, the less likely you are to experience a serious injury.

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