Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
According to NHTSA, the risk of being involved in a serious crash is greater at night than during the day. In 2011, 62 percent of motorists who died in a crash that occurred at night were unrestrained; compared to 43 percent of those who died in a crash during the day.
Read more about seat belt safety in NHTSA’s latest issue of SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS, a new online monthly newsletter on hot topics in auto safety – including problem identification, people at risk, and recommended practices and solutions to mitigate injury and death on our nation’s roadways.
Resources on Safety Belts:
- Buckle Up Illinois Informational Website: http://www.buckleupillinois.org
- Buckle Up Illinois Activity Sheets for Children: http://www.buckleupillinois.org/ciot/activity%20sheet.pdf
- Buckle Up Illinois Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Buckling Up: http://www.buckleupillinois.org/Additional%20Materials/Pregnant
- Strengthening Safety Belt Use Laws (2005): http://www.nhtsa.gov/DOT/NHTSA/Traffic%20Injury%20Control/
- Additional helpful links: http://www.buckleupillinois.org/Links.asp
A Public Service Announcement Focused on the Importance of Wearing a Seat Belt.