Infographic: Seat Belts Save Lives
It’s an undeniable fact: seat belts save lives. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for 5-34 year olds in the US. Our RI auto accident lawyers urge all drivers and passengers to wear their seat belt at all times to reduce the risk of injury or death.
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 5-34 year olds in the U.S.
- In 2009, more than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in the ER following motor vehicle crashes.
- Seat belts reduce the risk of serious injury or death by 50%
- However, 1 in 7 adults do not wear a seat belt on every trip in their vehicle.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention