Seat Belts

A seat belt, also known as a safety belt, is a vehicle safety device designed to secure the occupant of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop. A seat belt functions to reduce the likelihood of death or serious injury in a traffic collision by reducing the force of secondary impacts with interior strike hazards, by keeping occupants positioned correctly for maximum effectiveness of the airbag (if equipped) and by preventing occupants being ejected from the vehicle in a crash or if the vehicle rolls over. When driving the driver and passengers are travelling at the same speed as the car.
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  • The Number of Car Accident Deaths Rose Again Last Year

    … revealed that at least 37,461 people died in car accidents on U.S. roads in 2016, a number which highlighted an increase of 5.6 percent when compared to 2015 figures. In addition, the rate of deaths per mile driven rose by 2.6 percent for the same period of time, with auto-pedestrian accidents accounting for a good portion of this increase. At least…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
  • Have We Seen An All-Time High For Seat Belt Use?

    … According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website, the use of seat belts is at its highest levels since the first studies in 1994. Seat belt use saves thousands of lives and prevents thousands more serious injuries every year. Why are so many people smartening up and how much difference does it make? How Did America Get Seat Belt…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Texas Ranks #1… When It Comes to Bad Drivers

    … The categories that were used to rank each individual state included the following: Rate of fatalities for every 100,000,000 miles driven. Failure to obey motor vehicle laws (traffic signals, failing to wear seat belts, etc.). Drunk driving (percentage of fatal crashes that resulted because of alcohol use). Speeding (percentage of fatalities…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Dangers of Riding in Pickup Truck Beds

    … an accident. In Arizona, where the accident occurred, there is no law against riding in a truck’s cargo space. Illinois only requires that seatbelts be present in the truck bed, but even violating this law only results in a $25 fine. Who is Liable When Someone is Killed? Accidents that involve death or injury while riding in a truck bed…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Number of Fatal Car Accidents Up 10% Over Last Year

    … be (and was) said about seat belts in the 1060s. We all know texting and driving is a serious problem, but unless we take steps to address the issue, the problem will only continue to get worse. While the implementation of stricter laws on drunk driving and safer lanes for bikes provide solutions to many traffic-safety issues, there is also a need for continuing…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • How Distracted Walking Leads to Accidents

    … are not the only ones who can sustain serious injuries due to distracted walking. In some cases, drivers may see a distracted pedestrian step out into the road and they may swerve to avoid hitting the pedestrian, which can often cause them to collide with another vehicle. Such collisions can result in head and brain injuries, injuries from airbags or seat…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 19 readers -
  • “It Only Takes One”: MO Car Accident Safety

    … It Only Takes One Click to Save a Life Hey, St. Louis, safety advocates want you to spread the word: “It’s important that teen drivers realize it only takes ONE text, ONE drink, ONE call, ONE reach, ONE distraction to cause ONE fatal moment, but that ONE clicked seat belt could be the difference between life or death in a car crash…

    Bruning Legal- 36 readers -
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increased in 2015

    … compiled by NHTSA shows that more people die on the roads when they are distracted, driving drunk, drowsy, speeding, or do not wear their seat belts. According to the NHTSA administrator, there have been substantial improvements in many of those areas, but there is a need to find new solutions in order to put an end to traffic fatalities. Unbelievably…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Will Texas Finally Ban Texting and Driving in 2017?

    … safety. According to one legislator, it appears that those who oppose such a law are more-concerned with personal freedom than public safety. While these arguments were also used to combat bills requiring air bags and seat belts many years ago, I think most of us can agree that protecting the “freedom” one gets from texting and driving is not worth…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • Child Safety Seats

    …, and is the proper size for your child, based on age, height and weight. Is your child in the right car seat? ADAC offers free child seat checks Wednesdays by appointment at the ADAC office at 730 Belanger Street in Houma. To make an appointment or for questions, call (985) 879-2273 or email director@adacsl.org. Or you can have your child car seats checked…

    Houma Personal Injury Attorney- 34 readers -
  • Texas Car Accident Statistics

    …% of people killed in car crashes in 2015 were reportedly not wearing seat belts. 459 motorcycles riders (and passengers) were killed in 2015. Over half of those killed in motorcycle accidents were not wearing a helmet. Texas’ fatal accident rate of 1.43 deaths per 100 million miles traversed far exceeds the national rate of 1.28 deaths per 100…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • Airbag Injuries Resulting From Automobile Accidents

    … can fracture their ribs. While airbags are rarely fatal to adults, they can be extremely dangerous for children. Airbags are designed to help fully grown adults and are too powerful for children or infants. Children should sit in the back of a vehicle with their seat belts fastened, or if they are still small, in a secured child safety seat…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 readers -
  • Subaru Aims For Zero Car Accidents

    … Fewer Accidents Since the first Ford Model T, cars have improved leaps and bounds in terms of safety. Power-assisted steering, anti-lock brakes, seat belts, and air bags are just a few of the major safety features that have become standard in vehicles. Now with the general advancements made in technology, the safety features are becoming more…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
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