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.
Posts about Seatbelts
  • 25 Crash Causes: Teen Drivers

    … Did you know that unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 19? Almost three-fourths of unintentional injury deaths among this age group are attributed to motor vehicle accidents. Teens are three times more likely than older drivers to be involved in a car crash, particularly if the teen…

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  • Motor Vehicle Recalls: Should You Be Worried?

    … or report an issue through the NHTSA. You can also check if your particular vehicle’s make and model has been affected by a recent recall at Filing a Product Liability Claim Since manufacturers often only issue a recall after multiple accidents have occurred, flawed vehicle products have and can result in injury or death. If you…

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  • Seat Belt Cutters

    … a little internet browsing. Many models attach directly to a keychain, keeping them within arm’s reach in the event of an emergency. Victim in a Chicago Car Accident No one ever plans to be in a car accident or to be trapped in a car after a collision, but all travelers face these risks every day. It can never hurt to be prepared for an emergency…

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