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The most important thing to remember is ALWAYS wear your seat belt. California maintains
a mandatory seatbelt law.
Also, be certain that all passengers in your vehicle wear their seat belts.
In the event of an accident, seat belts keep passengers restrained so they can't
injure you or each other. The seat belt design distributes the energy from a crash
evenly to the pelvis and chest. These areas are two of the strongest in the body.
Always wear the belt properly across the lap with the shoulder strap snugly across
your chest. Check the seat belts often to see they are functioning properly and
can be adjusted with ease.
From National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
It is estimated safety belts saved more than 14,900 lives in the United States in
2003. Yet, during this same year, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed
in traffic crashes were unrestrained. If all passenger vehicle occupants (over 4
years old) wore safety belts, more than 6,000 additional lives could have been saved.
Research has shown that lap/shoulder belts, when used properly, reduce the risk
of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk
of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent. For light-truck occupants, safety
belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent and moderate-to-critical injury
by 65 percent.17
Safety belts should always be worn, even when riding in vehicles equipped with air
bags. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts, not alone. In 2003, an estimated
2,488 lives were saved by air bags
The Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt enforcement campaign has helped create the
highest national seat belt usage rate of 83 percent.
Click It or Ticket Mobilization Dates
The cornerstone of NHTSA's seat belt communications program is the national Click
It or Ticket May Mobilization. The primary audience continues to be men ages 18
to 34, which research shows are less likely to wear seat belts.
Air bags were designed to cushion the contact between a driver and the dashboard,
steering wheel and, in many cars, vehicle doors. Air bags are intended to be used
with seat belts. Children 12 years and under should ride in the rear seat, with
seat belts securely fastened. If a child is riding in the front seat when an airbag
deploys, the impact could potentially be fatal. Some vehicles allow passenger side
air bags to be turned off.
Position your head restraint properly to protect your head and neck in the event
of an accident. The top of the head restraint should be near the top of your head.
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