Wearing Seat Belt

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Attention-arousing material: Do you know that every hour someone dies in crash simply from not buckling his or her seat belt and you can be a victim if you don’t simple buckle it when you get in your car?

Thesis-statement: Today I will try to persuade you that the first thing you have to do after sitting in your car is buckling your seat belt.

Credibility Statement: While investigating for this speech I confirmed that using a seat belt do save lives and also prevent you of serious injuries if you are victim of an accident.

Preview of main points: First I will describe you the problems of not using a seat belt, then I will give some solutions according to my point of view and my research and Finally I will talk about the importance and benefits of using it.


I. Too many unnecessary loses of live occur each year for the simple reason—people just don’t wear seat belts.

A. In 2006, 55% of passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. Seat belt use, reinforced by effective safety belt laws, is a proven life saver.

1. 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.

2. For maximum protection safety belts should be fastened before traveling any distance or speed. Seventy-five percent of crash deaths and injuries occur within 25 miles of home. More than half of all injury-producing motor vehicle crashes involve low speeds under 40 m.p.h.

a. In a 30 m.p.h. collision an unbelted 160 lb. Person can strike another passenger, crash through a windshield and/or slam into the vehicle's interior with a 4,800 lb. force.

b. 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.

B. Children are the most prejudiced in a crash for not wearing seat belt or if the adults that are with them...
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