Why Use Safety Belts?
In the event of a
crash, seat belts are your best protection. Not only do
they keep you from striking the steering wheel, being thrown
around or hitting the windshield, but if your vehicle rolls
over it will keep you inside the vehicle where your chances
of surviving are greatest. In fact, if you wear your lap
belt the chances of you surviving a collision double. When
both a shoulder and lap belt are used your chances are three
to four times as great.
If your vehicle is
equipped with both shoulder and lap belts you are required
to use both. Any vehicle that is equipped with airbags also
requires the driver and passengers to wear both shoulder
and lap belts to reduce the danger of being injured or killed
by the airbag.