Top 5 Myths About Seat Belts

1) SEAT BELTS CAN TRAP YOU INSIDE A VEHICLE

It takes less than a second to take off a seat belt. Many people think of this situation in a burning vehicle or one submerged in water.  However, seat belts will help prevent you from being knocked unconscious and you will have a better chance of surviving these types of situations.

2) SEAT BELTS ARE GOOD ON LONG TRIPS, BUT YOU DON’T NEED ON IF YOUR JUST DRIVING AROUND TOWN

More than half of all traffic deaths happen within 25 miles of home.  You do the math.  Don’t take a chance with you or your passengers when making short trips.

3) SOME PEOPLE ARE THROWN FROM A VEHICLE IN CAR ACCIDENTS AND WALK AWAY WITH NO INJURIES

Your chances of surviving a motor vehicle collision are five times better if, upon impact, you are not thrown from the vehicle.

4) KIDS DON’T NEED TO BE FASTENED TIGHTLY IN THEIR SEATS

Car accidents are the NUMBER ONE preventable cause of death for children.  Double check your children’s seat belts and make sure their car seats/booster seats are securely fastened.

While most of these myths lack common sense that most of us use it is important to remember to always wear your seat belt.  Don’t take any chances and always buckle up.

If you or a loved on has been injured in an auto accident or trucking accident and need aggressive representation call our Carlsbad injury attorney Ryan Sargent.  Our personal injury lawyers in Carlsbad, California focus their practice on recovering money from insurance companies for people who have been hurt in rear-end collisions, hit and runs, drunk driving accidents, freeway collisions, and all types of accidents.  Call our car accident law firm for a free consultation.

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