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Seat Belts can be the deciding point on whether you live or die in a motor accident. When entering a motor vehicle putting on a seatbelt is the smartest thing you can do. Seat Belts prevent death, lower your chance of being ejected, and save you money in ways you wouldn’t believe. It is imperative that all people no matter how experienced, old, young, healthy, ect, wear seatbelts when in a motorized vehicle.
Wearing a seatbelt is the highest procaustion you can take in order to prevent serious injury or death. According to the National Safety Council, seat belts have saved an estimated 374,367 lives and could have saved 100,000 more lives if the occupants were wearing a seatbelt. Accidents (motor) is the 3rd leading cause of death in america. Car companies have tried to add new features to cars to make they safer such as airbags, brake assist, and lane departure detectors. Of all of these seatbelts are proven to be the most useful and live saving. Seatbelts lock and hold you in place when in an accident. Wearing a seatbelt can save your life if you take 2 seconds and allow it to.
The most important reason to wear seat belts is that they can stop you from being ejected from a car. It still runs says that 75% of drivers ejected from the vehicle were killed and only a 1% were wearing a seatbelt. Being ejected from a car can cause many problems to arise. For one you can die on impact to the ground, two you are put at risk to be run over by oncoming traffic, and three if you’d survive you are faced with possible life changing injuries such as neck and brain trauma. That is a lot to think about when deciding whether or not to put on your seatbelt.
Another reason to wear your seatbelt is that it can actually save you money! Wearing a seatbelt can lower your injury rate and reduce the cost of your medical when in an accident. Every state except for New Hampshire requires passengers and drivers to wear a seatbelt at all times in a moving vehicle. If you are caught without a seatbelt on you may face up to 500 dollars in some states. Not wearing a seatbelt can gerasically affect your Auto injury claim. If you weren’t wearing a seatbelt you cannot file an injury claim because it was your own fault. All you have to do in order to save money is buckle up, its that easy to save.