Benefits of Using a Seat Belt

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Between 2004 and 2008, more than 75,000 people died in car accidents because they weren’t wearing a seatbelt based on a statistics URL report. That’s almost as many people as it would take to fill the 80,000 seats in the Dallas Cowboys soccer stadium. If every one of these stadium-goers suddenly died at the same time, we’d be alarmed. Consider this: over four years, the total number of preventable deaths from traffic accidents is almost equivalent to a crowded scene.

Ironically, some people today think they don’t have to wear a seatbelt if they have airbags. Airbags can be deadly if the driver is thrown into them or even controlled by a seat belt. The seat belt controls the passenger, but it also ensures that the impact of the crash is distributed throughout the body. And to think, the most protected seat in the car is the middle position in the back seat with a shoulder belt system.

Prevents From Being Thrown Into Each Other

Tragically, 25% of serious injuries occur when people hit each other. Worse yet, many children are killed by their unrestrained parents who are hurled at them with far more force than their bodies can handle. According to data from James Madison University, being involved in a car accident without wearing a seatbelt is the leading cause of spinal and head injuries. It is estimated that 50 percent of annual car deaths could be prevented just by wearing a seat belt.

Saves Lives

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Sometimes we hear a lot of horrible information on TV that makes us almost immune to hearing it. At first, we took note of the NBC news evidence because it looked like the girl in the photo shown was wearing a regional high school sports uniform. Unfortunately, after a quick online search, we discovered that a 15-year-old girl who attends the same high school as our children were killed in a car accident due to not wearing a seatbelt.

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