TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY. When seat belts are used, the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants is reduced by 45% . BUCKLE UP - FOR EVERYONE’S SAKE. WHAT EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS . Seatbelts help the driver keep control
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When seat belts are used, the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants is reduced by 45%
BUCKLE UP - FOR EVERYONE’S SAKE
WHAT EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS
A seatbelt works best when …
The shoulder belt is over your shoulder, not under your arm or behind your back
Lap belt is across your hips, not your abdomen
there should be a seatbelt for every person in the vehicle
DON’T RISK YOUR CHILD’S LIFE
Don’t secure your child in the front passenger side if your car has airbags. If you are in a crash and the bag opens, your child could be injured or worse.
If you crash, and your child is not strapped in, you will NOT be STRONG enough or FAST enough to hold them. It’s a needless risk.
Children should be properly secured in in an approved car seat - make sure it is right for their age and size.
Never put a child in the luggage or hatchback compartment, unless in a safety seat specifically designed for that purpose.
Read and follow the instructions.
Lead by example - make sure your children buckle up every time
UK statistics reveal that only 48% of adults wear rear seatbelts compared to 92% of front passengers.
What those 48% should know ...
An unbelted backseat passenger travelling in a car that crashes at 30mph will continue to travel forward - into the front seat - at 30mph. An unrestrained child will probably pass between the front seats and into the dashboard or windshield.
Backseat passengers who do not wear their seatbelt are likely to suffer chest injuries, broken ribs, broken hips, broken thighs, facial wounds, fractured skull or abdominal injuries
Backseat passengers who do not wear their seatbelts are three times as likely suffer death or serious injury as passengers who are wearing a seatbelt.
Backseat passengers flying into the front seat are at risk of killing front seat occupants because of the impact.
Try this one yourself - put some loose objects into an empty box. (Make it more fun - put in something fragile, like an egg.) Hit the side of the box. Hard. Where do the objects land?
Now, try the same experiment but fasten the objects inside the box.
WRONG. It takes less than a second to undo a seatbelt. Collisions where a vehicle catches fire or sinks in deep water and you are trapped seldom happen. Even if they do, a seatbelt may keep you from being knocked out. Your chance to escape will be better if you are conscious.
COMMON MISBELIEFS ABOUT SEATBELTS
Seatbelts are good on long trips, but not important in town
WRONG. Over half of all traffic deaths happen within 25 miles of home. Many of them occur on roads posted at less than 45 mph.
Some people are thrown clear in a crash and walk away with hardly a scratch.
WRONG. Your chances of surviving a crash are much better if you stay inside the vehicle. Seatbelts keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle into the path of another one.
Seatbelts can trap you inside a car
If I get hit from the side, I am better being thrown across the car, away from the crash point
WRONG. Simple physics. When a vehicle is hit from the side, it will move sideways. Everything that is not fastened down, including passengers, will slide toward the point of the crash. NOT AWAY FROM IT.
RED CAR FACTS
GREY CAR FACTS
5 people - only one wearing seatbelt
- driver dead
- three seriously hurt
- one minor injury (the boy wearing his seatbelt)
4 people - all wearing seatbelts
- one minor injury (driver cracked rib because of seatbelt impact)
- everyone else unhurt
- Backseat passenger from red car flew through the windscreen and landed here.
Driver’s seat is forced forward by the backseat passenger as he flies through the car. Driver died.
Local Halliburton employee and friends buckle up in this car
Local residents do not buckle up.
FATAL CAR ACCIDENT - TENGIZ - AUGUST 2001
buckle up -
for everyone's sake