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Posted on: Fasten that Safety Belt
November 06, 2010, 04:54 AM

Here's a quick internet search on why you should wear a seat belt:
Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes (DOT-HS-811-325), Analysis indicates that in rollover crashes, estimated incidence rate of incapacitating injuries among unrestrained children under 8 years old was almost three times that for restrained children
Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of fatal injury by almost 50%. For children, the risk of fatal injury is reduced by 71% with the use of child safety seats

Seat belt statistics from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA):

  • The NHTSA estimates that 15,383 lives were saved by seat belts in 2006. From 1975 to 2006, seat belts have saved the lives of 226,567 people. As car safety improves, more lives are saved.
  • Of those thrown completely out of a vehicle in a car crash, 75% died. Only one percent of people totally ejected from their cars had on a seat belt during the crash. Over 30% were not wearing seat belts.
  • In 2006, 42,642 people were killed in car accidents. The NHTSA was able to gather seat belt data on 30,251 of the 42,642 car occupants that died in car crashes. Nearly 56%, or 16,836 people, of the 30,251 with available restraint information were not wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal auto accident
Approximately 50% lives will be saved in an accident if people wear seat belts.
  • Seat belts provide maximum safety if you meet with an accident. It will prevent you from getting jerked to the sides or front if an accident occurs.
  • If the driver applies an instant brake to the vehicle, he and the passengers are thrown forward due to the law of inertia. Wearing a seat belt will prevent this to great extent.
  • After meeting with an accident, if it is found that the person has suffered injuries because of not wearing a seat belt, he is equally responsible for his injuries.
  • Seat belts can protect a person's vital organs like head (brain) and chest (heart) from getting injured if he meets with an accident.
  • Many people complain that they would prefer being thrown out of the vehicle if in an accident instead of being stuck inside. On the contrary, it is safer for a person to be inside the vehicle as one cannot be sure how would he land, if thrown out of the vehicle.
  • There may be even cases that the passengers collide with each other if the vehicle stops abruptly. Seat belts will definitely avoid this situation.
  • Seat belts also help people to avoid injuries caused in an accidents due to drunk driving
  • Posted on: Office Policy: Internet
    March 13, 2010, 05:47 AM

    Get a life David! I thought the lesson made a good change, and had some realy useful vocab, especially in the expansions!