|“Crashes are rare events”
|36700 crashes occur every day. The more we
the more we are exposed to “rare” events, even for good drivers. 1 in 4
us will be seriously injured in a crash during our lifetime.
|“I’m not going far”
|3 of 4 fatal crashes occur within 25 miles of
|“Belts are uncomfortable”
|We design our safety belts to enhance comfort.
you are uncomfortable - try different positions for the safety belt
anchorage and seatback which should be as upright as possible; this can
|“I was in a hurry”
|Prime time for an accident. BeltMinder reminds
to take a few seconds to buckle up.
|“Safety belts don’t work”
|Safety belts, when used properly, reduce risk of
to front seat occupants by 45% in cars, and by 60% in light trucks.
|“Traffic is light”
|Nearly 1 of 2 deaths occur in single-vehicle
many when no other vehicles are around.
|“Belts wrinkle my clothes”
|Possibly, but a serious crash can do much more
wrinkle your clothes, particularly if you are unbelted.
|“The people I’m with don’t wear belts”
|Set the example, teen deaths occur 4 times more
in vehicles with TWO or MORE people. Children and younger
imitate behavior they see.
|“I have an air bag”
|Air bags offer greater protection when used with
belts. Frontal airbags are not designed to inflate in rear and side
|“I’d rather be thrown clear”
|Not a good idea. People who are ejected are 40
more likely to DIE. Safety belts help prevent ejection, WE CAN’T “PICK