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Buckle Up!

Do it for your Family;

Do it for your Friends;

Do it for Yourself;

Do it for Life!

 

Buckle Up America Link

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National Highway Transportation Safety Association Link

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  • Every hour someone dies in America simply because they didnít buckle up. Failure to buckle up contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior.
  • Increasing seat belt use is the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries on Americaís roadways.
  • Research shows that if a driver is unbuckled, 70 percent of the time children riding in that vehicle wonít be buckled either.
  • The nationís highest-risk drivers, males ages 16 to 25, are the age group least likely to buckle up.
  • Seat belts are the most effective safety devices in vehicles today, estimated to save 9,500 lives each year. Yet only 68 percent of the motor vehicle occupants are buckled. In 1996, more than 60 percent of the occupants killed in fatal crashes were unrestrained. 
  • On average, inpatient hospital care costs for an unbelted crash victim are 50 percent higher than those for a belted crash victim.