We all understand the risks associated with driving. We run the risk of being injured in a Daytona Beach car accident every time we get behind the wheel. However, studies show that your seat belt may prove to be a lifesaver.
Can your seat belt save your life?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the answer is yes. The NHTSA concludes that:
- Seat belts saved more than 75,000 people between 2004 and 2008.
- Nearly 42 percent of people killed in vehicle accidents in 2007 were not wearing a seat belt.
- If 90 percent of people buckled up, more than 1,600 lives could be saved and more than 22,000 injuries could be prevented each year.
Who is not wearing a seat belt?
Despite the statistics, many still refuse to buckle up. According to the National Safety Council (NSA), the following groups are less likely to wear a seat belt:
- Drivers operating commercial vehicles
- Teen drivers
- Pickup drivers
- Males in rural areas
Have you been injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident?
A car accident can leave you with a serious injury. That is why you should speak to an experienced car accident attorney who can help protect your rights and hold the other driver responsible for your damages.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.