Thank you so much for giving me a ride today David.
No problem Steven, but can you buckle your seat belt?
No I'm good, I never wear my seatbelt.
What?! WHY NOT? Do you know the statistics about teens and seat belts?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that 53%-59% of teens from 13-19 years and adults aged 20-44 years who died in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
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In 2002, 43,005 people died in traffic accidents and of that number, 19,103 were not wearing seat belts.
Wow.. I will always wear my seatbelt from now on.
According to Pennslyvania accidents, 78.7% of people in an accident wore a seat belt. In fatal accidents, 48.1% were not wearing a seat belt. Of those who wore a seat belt during an accident, 76,452 were not injured. Of those who did not wear a seat belt during an accident, only 4,605 were not injured.
Seat belts can reduce injury and death rates by 50%.
In 2011, 58% of teen drivers killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt.