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3: Analyze Your Circumstances

Seat Belt Use

Infographic: Seat Belt usage

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the CDC, wearing a seat belt reduces your chance of a crash-related injury or death by nearly half. Yet adults under 35 are less likely to wear seatbelts than those over 35. Although many states now require seat belt use, it is wise to:

  • Set an example for your family by using a seat belt on every trip.
  • Properly buckle children into whatever restraint system is appropriate for their age, height and weight. (Children under 12 should be in the back seat.)
  • Have children sit in the middle back seat of larger vehicles, if possible.

Watch this video from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a reminder about the importance of wearing seat belts. Click here to watch on YouTube.


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