When it comes to driving, there’s no question that seat belts are one of the most important safety features there are. The fact of the matter is, seat belts save lives. Here are some other interesting statistics about seat belts:
- Males are less likely to wear seatbelts than females
- 16-24 year olds are less likely to wear seatbelts in the front seat than older drivers and passengers
- Drivers of older cars are less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers of newer cars
- Drivers who have consumed alcohol are less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers who have not had alcohol
- Pickup truck occupants are less likely to wear seatbelts than occupants of other vehicles
- People are less likely to wear seat belts at night than during the day
- Wearing a properly adjusted seat belt reduces the risk of fatal or serious injury by up to 50%
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that as many as 13,000 lives could be saved annually by the use of seat belts
- The chances of being killed in a motor vehicle accident are increased 25 times if you’re thrown from the car
We know how important buckling up is, in fact, seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Yet millions of adults still do not wear their seat belts on every trip.
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