Janice and Alice were standing outside waiting to get picked up.
However, upon entering the vehicle, Janice did not put on her seat belt. Alice knew she had to say something.
Janice, you should really wear your seat belt.
Seat belts are extremely important. They will provide a restraint in case of a serious crash.
I will be okay. It is only a short drive.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2014, more than half (53%-59%) of teens (13-19 years) and adults (20-44 years) who died in crashes were unrestrained at the time.
In 2016, seat belt usage was able to save over 14,000 lives in the United States. Many people understand the importance of seat belts. The national use rate is at 90.1%. However, that means over 27 million people do not buckle up. The consequences of not buckling up could be severe and it takes away lives.
Yes, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Wow, that is crazy. I did not know that. I better buckle my seat belt.
Always remind your friends and family to put on their seat belts. You could save a life.
Because Alice convinced Janice to put on her seat belt, they were able to safely return home.