Seatbelt Use At a Record High!
According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a car crash every 13 minutes! However, there is good news. Seatbelts save over 11,000 lives every year. A recent study by the NHTSA reveals society is listening and buckling up. In 2012, 86% of drivers and occupants buckled up. This is a record high! In 1994 the NHTSA revealed only 58% of drivers buckled up. Many attribute the record high seatbelt usage to law enforcement issuing tickets to unbelted drivers. Arguably, wearing a seatbelt can save your life and save you money. Clearly, regardless of the reason for the increase in seatbelt usage, wearing a seatbelt is the right choice.