Seat Belt Safety
As teenagers, we are all taught that the first rule of driving is “safety first”. But there are still many people who don’t buckle up while they are driving. Seat belts are safety harnesses that are made to buckle a person into their car seat in case of a car accident or if the driver of the vehicle has to make a sudden, unexpected stop.
And yet 63% of people killed in fatal car crashes were found to have not been wearing their seat belts. Sadly, many people believe that nothing will happen or that they won’t be injured while driving. But if everyone buckled up, more than 5,000 lives and 100,000 injuries would be prevented each year.
The cost of not buckling your seat belt might be your life or that of another innocent driver. And when other drivers and passengers don’t buckle up, we all pay in the form of more accidents, higher insurance premiums, and increased health care costs. Therefore, it is in everyone’s best interest to put on a safety belt. It is the simplest and most important action that drivers and passengers can take to prevent injuries and deaths while on the road. So protect yourself in the event of a car accident and wear your seat belt.
Sometimes getting into a car accident with another vehicle is unavoidable, no matter how many safety principles you put into practice. If you have been involved in a car accident and the other party is liable, an experienced attorney can help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.