November Tips of the Month: Buckle Up
Florida It's the Law!
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading
cause of death for ages 5 to 34. The majority of these
deaths could be prevented with proper safety belt use and child
passenger seat use.
According to CDC (Center Disease Control) seat
belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by 50%. Air bags provide
added protection but are not a substitute for seat belts. air bags plus seat
belts provide the greatest protection for adults.
Safety belts and child
passenger safety seats need to be used all the time, every time.
Drivers and passengers that
do not buckle up are about 14 times more likely to die in a
motor vehicle crash than those who wear their safety belt.
Children copy their parents
so it is important that parents buckle up every time, all the
time. Not only will parents set a good example for their
children, but if they are in a crash they will not be thrown
into their child causing them further injury.