Drivers are constantly being encouraged to comply with seat belt laws and
threatened with penalties such as traffic tickets and fines for non-compliance.
However, while many know that they are supposed to wear a seat belt, they
may not know exactly why it’s so important:
Seat belts keep passengers inside the vehicle. One of the safest places to be when involved in a car accident is inside
the car. If a passenger is ejected from the vehicle, they will be exposed
to even greater danger of death or life-threatening injury. Your chances
of surviving a car accident are exponentially higher if you remain inside
Seat belts prevent serious injuries. While this is common knowledge, the unnecessary, life-changing physical
injuries sustained when not wearing a seatbelt are not often considered
by drivers and passengers until it’s too late. When you are in an
accident, a seat belt helps distribute the impact by placing it across
your hips and shoulders. This protects your internal organs and keeps
your head from hitting the dashboard, the windshield, or the seat in front of you.
Seat belt use is required by law. Aside from the physical injuries you may sustain without a seat belt,
you could be subject to large fines if you are caught driving or riding
in a vehicle without wearing one. If the potential for deadly injuries
isn’t enough to get you buckled up, maybe expensive fines will be.
According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seat belts reduced serious, crash-related injuries and deaths by about
half and saved nearly 14,000 lives in 2015. However, more than half of
all teenagers and adults who perish in vehicle crashes are unrestrained
when the accident occurs. If you have been involved in a car accident,
call our Ft. Lauderdale car accident attorneys atRosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. to help you begin making your case. It is our mission to ensure you are
treated fairly, compensated appropriately, and free to recuperate while
we advocate for you in court.
Call (888) 499-6206 or schedule your
complimentary consultation with us today.