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2001 IMEAC Fleet Management Conference Driving Safety : It always starts with a Belt Carl Wells- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Buckle Up America National Campaign to increase seat belt use National Goals: Increase national seat belt use to 85% by 2000 and 90% by 2005

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2001 IMEAC Fleet Management Conference

Driving Safety:

It always starts with a Belt

Carl Wells- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Buckle Up America

  • National Campaign to increase seat belt use

  • National Goals: Increase national seat belt use to 85% by 2000 and 90% by 2005

  • Reduce child occupant fatalities (0-4 years) by 15% in 2000 and by 25% in 2005 (from a total of 685 in 1995) 85% by 2002


Four Point Plan

  • Legislation

  • Enforcement

  • Public Education

  • Partnerships


Why Buckle Up?

  • The most effective means of reducing fatalities and serious injuries (saving an estimated 9,500 lives in each year)

  • Reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45% (light trucks – 60%) and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50% (light trucks 65%)


Why Buckle Up?

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related death (23%)

  • On-the-job crashes cost employers almost $22,000 per crash and $110,000 per injury

  • Traffic crashes on- and off-the-job cost business $55 billion in 1994


Death Defying Act

  • Driving a Ranger Pickup

  • Going through an intersection

SMASH!!!!


Death Defying Act

  • Vehicle Overturns

  • Driver Wore His Seatbelt

  • William F. Webster

  • Saved by the Belt!


Buckle Up AmericaWhere are we now?

  • Nation wide only 72% of Americans Buckle Up


Our Commercial Transportation Partners


Buckle Up America Mudflaps


American Freight Ways

Child Safety Seats Work

Safe Kids Buckle Up

Are You Buckled Up???


J.B. Hunt Truck Lines, Inc


NHTSA BUA Signs


Our GSA Partners

  • Buckle Up America License Plate Holders

  • Rearview Mirror Tags

  • Recordings on call distribution systems

  • Electronic Message Boards


Fleets pay a BIG price

  • Pay employee sick leave

  • Provide insurance (higher premiums)

  • Hire and train replacements

  • Lost production

  • On and off job injuries almost cost the same


What can you do?

  • BUCKLE UP and tell your friends to buckle up

  • Employee Education Programs

    • Honor Roll Program

    • Company Policy

    • Information on memos & pay checks


New Directions in Occupant Protection

  • Side air bags

  • New Generation air bags

  • Surveys

  • LATCH


Don’t Leave Out A Step!

1. Infant Seats

2.Child Safety Seats

3. Booster Seats

4. Adult Seat Belts


CPS Training

  • Operation KIDDS

  • NHTSA CPS Certification

    • Certified Technicians

    • Certified Instructors

    • NHTSA’s most successful course


What Can NHTSA Do?

  • HOTLINE: 888-DASH-2-DOT

    1-888-327-4236

    Report Vehicle Defects

    Child Passenger Safety Info.

    Traffic Safety Information


What Can NHTSA Do?

  • NHTSA Website

    • www.nhtsa.dot.gov

    • Technical Assistance

    • Safety Materials

    • Crash Trends and Data


Enforcement: Critical!!!

  • Officers need your help

  • Public outreach is needed

  • Click it or Ticket


Are You “Tired?”

  • Inflation: a Key to Safe Driving

  • “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”

    • Handouts: Rubber Manufacturer’s Association


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