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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
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
Four Point Plan
  • Legislation
  • Enforcement
  • Public Education
  • Partnerships
why buckle up
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%)
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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
Death Defying Act
  • Driving a Ranger Pickup
  • Going through an intersection

SMASH!!!!

death defying act7
Death Defying Act
  • Vehicle Overturns
  • Driver Wore His Seatbelt
  • William F. Webster
  • Saved by the Belt!
buckle up america where are we now
Buckle Up AmericaWhere are we now?
  • Nation wide only 72% of Americans Buckle Up
american freight ways
American Freight Ways

Child Safety Seats Work

Safe Kids Buckle Up

Are You Buckled Up???

our gsa partners
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
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
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
New Directions in Occupant Protection
  • Side air bags
  • New Generation air bags
  • Surveys
  • LATCH
don t leave out a step
Don’t Leave Out A Step!

1. Infant Seats

2.Child Safety Seats

3. Booster Seats

4. Adult Seat Belts

cps training
CPS Training
  • Operation KIDDS
  • NHTSA CPS Certification
    • Certified Technicians
    • Certified Instructors
    • NHTSA’s most successful course
what can nhtsa do
What Can NHTSA Do?
  • HOTLINE: 888-DASH-2-DOT

1-888-327-4236

Report Vehicle Defects

Child Passenger Safety Info.

Traffic Safety Information

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What Can NHTSA Do?
  • NHTSA Website
    • www.nhtsa.dot.gov
    • Technical Assistance
    • Safety Materials
    • Crash Trends and Data
enforcement critical
Enforcement: Critical!!!
  • Officers need your help
  • Public outreach is needed
  • Click it or Ticket
are you tired
Are You “Tired?”
  • Inflation: a Key to Safe Driving
  • “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”
      • Handouts: Rubber Manufacturer’s Association