Wearing a seatbelt may save your life

Be cautious when driving; multiple lives are on the line, not only the driver’s


Blake Kline

When it comes to seatbelts there’s no reason to take a risk.

Wearing your seatbelt is critical. Some individuals find seat belts irritating, but if you can tolerate the discomfort for a few minutes or hours, it might save your life. 

Wearing your seatbelt can literally save your life.

Your vehicle has various measures that are provided to keep you as secure as possible in the vehicle when confronted in an accident, one of these features being airbags. Airbags, however, cannot do all of the work on their own. Therefore seatbelts are arguably the most effective injury prevention device in your automobile. Making the use of them crucial.

Every year, many lives are lost in vehicle accidents, but the usage of seatbelts has been shown to reduce that number. Passengers in the backseat of a car who utilize their belts are 44% more likely to survive an accident. For back seat passengers in vans or SUVs, the ratio rises to 73%.

Seatbelts prevent injuries as well as death. Seatbelts protect against traumatic brain damage, whiplash, broken or shattered bones, spinal cord injury, and more life altering injuries.

Wearing your seatbelt will not only save your life from an accident but it can also save you money if you happen to get a ticket. A fine for not wearing a ticket starts at $35, but it can quickly increase. A ticket can also affect an individual’s insurance. The process of not wearing a seatbelt can easily cause a series of negative things — simple things that can be avoided. 

Seatbelts are quite significant; they existed even before automobiles. Seatbelts are not only worn in your automobile, but they precede contemporary passenger vehicles. Seatbelts have been required in all American vehicles since the 1950s, and practically every state has seatbelt regulations. 

Wearing your seatbelt is not a difficult rule to follow — they exist for a purpose.