About half of the 40,000 fatalities on the roadways each year could be easily prevented with the use of seat belts.
Seat belts are designed simply to keep occupants in their seats in a vehicle. Unrestrained occupants are thirty times more likely to be ejected from the vehicle in the event of a crash.
- Always make sure your seat belt is secured before you start the car
- Always ensure all passengers are also buckled up before you start to move the vehicle
- Make sure the seat belt is snug across your hips and shoulder, not touching your neck or arm
- Remember, you set the example for the others in your life, be a good example and buckle up
- Just one person unbuckled in a vehicle can be thrown around injuring other innocent passengers in the car or can even be thrown out
For more information on children in cars, visit the car seat safety page.