Seatbelts Save Lives

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One of the reason’s seatbelts have been able to save lives are because it could have less likely caused you to wreck or get hurt from not wearing your seatbelt during this time. But majority of the people now days that don’t wear their seatbelts will actually get in trouble for it and it is against the law now days. But majority of the people have got killed during this time in today’s world and maybe we can make it become a safer world today. Another reason to choose this would be able to persuade other’s to get in the habit of wearing their seatbelt also and to help not wreck as much as they do now days during the time we are here. Maybe in several years it will have gone done in the percentage of how people have died during this time today and have saved others lives a lot more also. The reason Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars are because it doesn’t have a seatbelt as safe as a car does and they are more likely to go under cars a lot easier also and could easily more likely to be able to get hit by a big truck also if they aren’t being careful. Approximately 35,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes each year. About 50 percent (17,000) of these people could be saved if they wore their safety belts. Safety belts when used properly reduce the number of serious traffic injuries by 50 percent and fatalities by 60-70 percent.

“Motorists are 25 times are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when they are "thrown clear" than when remain inside their vehicle.”

States that have seat belts laws have a larger percentage of people that wear seatbelts. Primary seat belt laws allow law enforcement officers to ticket a driver for not wearing a seat belt, without any other traffic offense taking place. Secondary seat belt ...

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...d hurt them before and may have broke some of their bones during the wreck anyways and could have actually got in trouble for doing it especially in Minnesota and may only have 65 percent in America that may actually have worn a seatbelt during this time and would help if we could actually get 100 percent to wear them were it isn’t so dangerous during the time that it may actually have happened. But during that time it could have also been 40% of America that doesn’t wear their seat belt and it would help America if they actually did so. For every one percent increase in safety belt use, 172 lives and close to $100 million in annual injury and death costs could be saved. The costs of hospital care for an unbelted driver are 50 percent higher than those for a driver who was wearing a safety belt. Society bears 85 percent of those costs, not the individuals involved”.

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