Have you ever thought about what the difference of wearing your seat belt could make? Or have you ever though if wearing your seat belt would make a different outcome? Today I will be discussing the importance of wearing your seat belt, what the difference of the outcome it could be and also some statistics to let you understand more about what wearing a seat belt can do.
When I was a sophomore in highschool one of my best friend’s died in a car wreck due to him being ejected from the car. People said that he would have survived if he would have put his seat belt on because there was a passenger with him who did not get ejected and survived with some major injuries. This led me to do more research on people who do and don’t wear seat belts and I found out some great statistics on this law.
1. In a 2004 article titled “Safety Belt Statistics”, a professor from James Madison University states that “….”
One out of every five drivers will be involved in a traffic crash this year.
Approximately 35,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes each year. About 50 percent (17,000) of these people could be saved if they wore their safety belts.
More than 90 percent of all motorists believe safety belts are good idea, but less than 14 percent actually use them.
For every one percent increase in safety belt use, 172 lives and close to $100 million in annual injury and death costs could be saved.
Motorists are 25 times are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when they are "thrown clear" than when remain inside their vehicle.
Motorists can increase safety belt usage by example and verbal reminders. Nine out of 10 people buckle up when asked.
Safety belt use is one of the best defenses against the unpredictable actions of the drunk driver.
A common cause of death and injury to children in motor vehicles is being crushed by adults who are not wearing safety belts.
40,000 people die...
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