Seat belts are your most effective form of protection in a crash. Yet, millions of Americans don’t always buckle up. The biggest offenders are:

• Teenagers 

• Males 

• Truck drivers 

• Pickup truck drivers 


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified some reasons why people do – and don’t — wear seat belts. According to its Unconscious Motivators and Situational Safety Belt Use report, most people always wear seat belts. However, when people don’t wear seat belts, they are generally in situations where they feel safe and ignore the risks.


What Do We Know?

*  Most drivers and passengers killed in crashes are unrestrained.  53% of drivers and passengers killed in car crashes last year, 2013, were not wearing restraints.

*  Seat belts dramatically reduce risk of death and serious injury.  Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45% and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%.

*  Seat belts prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected during a crash.  People not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.  More than 3 out of 4 people who are ejected during a fatal crash die from their injuries.

*  Seat Belts save thousands of lives each year, and increasing use would save thousands more.

Most People Killed in Crashes……. A Driver or A Passenger