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    1. 2001 IMEAC Fleet Management Conference Driving Safety: It always starts with a Belt Carl Wells- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    2. 2 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

    3. 3 Four Point Plan Legislation Enforcement Public Education Partnerships

    4. 4 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%)

    5. 5 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

    6. 6 Death Defying Act Driving a Ranger Pickup Going through an intersection

    7. 7 Death Defying Act Vehicle Overturns Driver Wore His Seatbelt William F. Webster Saved by the Belt!

    8. 8 Buckle Up America Where are we now? Nation wide only 72% of Americans Buckle Up

    9. 9 Our Commercial Transportation Partners

    10. 10 Buckle Up America Mudflaps

    11. 11 American Freight Ways

    12. 12 J.B. Hunt Truck Lines, Inc

    13. 13 NHTSA BUA Signs

    14. 14 Our GSA Partners Buckle Up America License Plate Holders Rearview Mirror Tags Recordings on call distribution systems Electronic Message Boards

    15. 15 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

    16. 16 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

    17. 17 New Directions in Occupant Protection Side air bags New Generation air bags Surveys LATCH

    18. 18 Dont Leave Out A Step! 1. Infant Seats 2.Child Safety Seats 3. Booster Seats 4. Adult Seat Belts

    19. 19 CPS Training Operation KIDDS NHTSA CPS Certification Certified Technicians Certified Instructors NHTSAs most successful course

    20. 20 What Can NHTSA Do? HOTLINE: 888-DASH-2-DOT 1-888-327-4236 Report Vehicle Defects Child Passenger Safety Info. Traffic Safety Information

    21. 21 What Can NHTSA Do? NHTSA Website www.nhtsa.dot.gov Technical Assistance Safety Materials Crash Trends and Data

    22. 22 Enforcement: Critical!!! Officers need your help Public outreach is needed Click it or Ticket

    23. 23 Are You Tired? Inflation: a Key to Safe Driving Where the Rubber Meets the Road Handouts: Rubber Manufacturers Association

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