Safety and Injury Prevention Seat Belt Safety Easily half of all roadway fatalities could have been prevented had the vehicle occupant had a seatbelt on at the time of impact.Seat belts could easily save over 20,000 lives a year across the US if they were used by every driver every time. Do you buckle up?Is your child safety secured in your vehicle? For more information on children in cars, visit our car seat safety page.Seatbelts save lives.Wear your seatbelt - it’s the lawMake sure everyone in your vehicle has their seatbelt on before you pull awayMake sure your seatbelt is snug across your hips and shoulder, tucking your shoulder belt under your arm or behind you can lead to very serious injuryMake sure anyone under 13 is in the back seat; airbags can cause fatal injuries to children under 13Remember, you set the example for the others in your life, be a good example and buckle upWithout a seatbelt, you are 30 times more likely to be thrown out of the vehicle. This video compilation of car accidents shows just how common it is. TRAUMA & ACUTE CARE SURGERY Follow Injury Prevention at CoxHealth on Facebook. Get the latest injury prevention tips, news, and other updates from CoxHealth. right Follow Injury Prevention at CoxHealth on Facebook.