Drivers Still Not Aware Of Risk Associated With Unbelted Driving

October 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Safety

Most drivers still have a hard time understanding just how important the use of seat belts can be.

Although unbelted driving is illegal in most states, drivers still choose to ignore the law and drive unbelted, which has been linked to at least 148 traffic fatalities in the state of North Dakota during 2011 alone.

According to safety advocates, seat belts have proven to be capable of lowering the fatality rates in car accidents, which in itself should be enough to remind drivers they should always have their seat belts on.

Across the nation, 84 percent of all drivers buckle up while behind the wheel. Now, traffic authorities want 100 percent of all drivers to buckle up.
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