Many myths concerning seat belts keep people from buckling up when behind the wheel or traveling in a vehicle. In truth, most studies conclude that wearing a seat belt will reduce your chances of a serious injury or death if you are involved in a Daytona Beach car accident.

In this article, we discuss some of the most popular myths regarding seat belts and why you should always buckle up.

You Might Become Trapped in Your Car

The last thing you want is to be knocked out in a collision. Wearing a seat belt reduces the chances of this happening drastically. In addition, it takes less than a second to take off a seat belt in the event: 

  • Your car catches on fire.
  • Your car becomes submerged in water.
  • Your accident occurs in cold, frigid, and/or foggy weather.

Many Are Thrown from Their Vehicle and Escape Serious Injury

Being properly restrained and not being thrown from your vehicle during a collision increases your chances of surviving by five times. The last thing you want is to be ejected from your vehicle and hit the asphalt or a stationary object. 

I Am Safer When Traveling Around Town

Research suggests that more than half of fatal crashes occur within 25 miles of a victim’s home. You are more at risk of being in an accident when traveling around town, no matter how far you are going.

Small children Do Not Need to Be in Safety Seats When Going to the Store

Many experts conclude that car accidents are the number-one preventable cause of death among children. State law requires that all children, no matter where they are traveling, to be in a child safety seat when riding in a motorized vehicle. It’s not worth the risk.

Your Car Accident Injury Case

Not all car accidents can be prevented. Even if you are buckled up, a car accident can leave you with a serious injury. An experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorney can help you hold the responsible driver liable for your damages and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious 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. We will work hard to fight for your rights.