Get The Statistics Seat Belts Save Lives

Hi this is Mark Thush, I’m an accident attorney practicing personal injury law here in Florida. In today’s video we’ll discuss 10 common Statistics that wearing a seat belt saves lives.

Seat Belt Statistic 1 – When the sun sets, the death toll rises. 70% of all 18-34 year old occupants killed in rural crashes at night were not wearing a seat belt.

Seat Belt Statistic 2 – In 2010, if all occupants age 5 and older had worn seat belts, an additional 3,341 lives could have been saved.

Seat Belt Statistic 3 – Of all passenger vehicle occupants ejected from their vehicles, 78% suffered fatal injuries.

Seat Belt Statistic 4 – The annual two-week click it or ticket crackdown has resulted in more than 3 million seat belt citations over the last 5 years. That’s a ticket every other second.

Seat Belt Statistic 5 – Traffic accidents kill about 50,000 Americans every year – that’s about the population size of Lakeland, Florida. While another 3.5 million people are seriously injured – that’s about the population size of Los Angeles, California.

Seat Belt Statistic 6 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that as many as 13,000 lives could be saved annually by the use of seat-belts.

Seat Belt Statistic 7 – The U.S. Department of Transportation predicts a 50% reduction in the number of deaths and injuries if every-one buckles up.

Seat Belt Statistic 8 – Drivers and passengers in small cars are about 2x’s more likely to wear seat belts as drivers and passengers in large cars.

Seat Belt Statistic 9 – Car crashes are the leading cause of child deaths in the United States.

Seat Belt Statistic 10 – More than half of the people killed in car crashes were not restrained at the time of the crash. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash.

So what’s the answer? My car does not move until everyone puts on his or her seat belt. In my family, wearing a seat belt has become a tradition and we simply don’t leave the driveway unless everyone is buckled up. It takes like 2 seconds to buckle your seat belt and the life you save might be you’re own, a loved one or an innocent passenger in you car.

If you have a question about an auto accident that you or a family member was involved in – pick up the phone and call me. I can answer your legal questions. You can reach me at 407-862-2767 or by email that’s I promise to give you a straight-forward honest and personal answer. That’s my guarantee.

I’m Mark Thush, thanks for watching, have a great day and I’ll see you soon!

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