National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics indicate that seat belt restraint use by accident victims has risen 85% between the years of 2001 and 2010. The great news means that less people are losing their lives not wearing a seat belt. This increase in restraint use is extending the lives of thousands drivers and passengers across the nation. The only state not relying on a seat belt law to reduce traffic-related fatalities is New Hampshire, which has no seat belt law on the books. The latest statistics on unrestrained fatalities sheds light on why we all need to keep encouraging others to buckle up.
Key information within this S.E. Farris Law Firm infographic highlights a few critical things you can do to increase your own safety, as well as the safety of your loved ones, on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s research confirms that some drivers and passengers are more at risk for suffering an unrestrained passenger fatality than others.