Importance of Seat Belts in Preventing Accident Injuries

A  CT Motor Vehicle Accident caused by a reckless driver can devastate you physically, financially, and emotionally. You need to know what to do and where to go. The CT Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP have been helping injured people and their families for decades. Contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP today to get the answers you need at (888)-244-5480.

Wearing your seat belt is always the best defense against the unpredictable actions of other drivers. A 2011 survey performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has shown that only 85% of drivers use their seatbelts, and this number is decreasing. The survey also found that seat belt use is higher in States where people can be pulled over for not wearing their seat belt as opposed to those States where the laws are less strict. When wearing your seatbelt the risk of serious traffic injuries decreases by 50% and fatalities by 60-70%.

There are a few quick ways to remind yourself and others to put on a seat belt when getting into a car. Before moving the car, make a point of checking to be sure that you and all passengers are properly buckled in. If any passenger is not wearing their seat belt, politely ask them to put it on. Studies show that 9 out of 10 people who are asked to put on their seat belt will do so.

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