Proper Seat Belt Use Page 1 of 2 Some 40,000 people die each year in car crashes, the leading cause of death for people age 3 through 34. If there is no rear seat, the child must sit in the front seat secured by a safety or booster seat 2. children under 8 and over 80 pounds must be in a rear seat and use a seat belt. 6

Older Children—Seat Belts. Seat belts saved almost 13,000 lives in 2009.

2 For adults and older children (who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Wear lap belts around your hips, not your stomach. In 2008, during daytime hours, 45 ... A properly worn seat belt keeps that second collision - …

Fasten them snugly. For a child that is not properly restrained the violation is $60. 3 Yet millions do not buckle up on every trip. Los Angeles Police Department, CA I got pulled over for having my seat belt under my arms. They should be worn for all driving, in any location. However, the first seat belt law was a federal law, Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301, Motor Safety Standard, which took effect on January 1, 1968, that required all vehicles (except buses) to be fitted with seat belts in all designated seating positions. You never really know when or where you may have an accident. Seat Belts. Louisiana All passengers under 18 must wear a seat belt Air bags are designed to work with seat belts, not replace them Most seat belt laws in the United States are left to the states and territories.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S. 1 Most crash-related deaths in the United States occur to drivers and passengers. If all drivers and passengers had worn seat belts that year, almost 4,000 more people would be alive today. Summary of Mandatory Seat Belt Laws. 2.

obs viol s/b #2 lane No wearing his seat belt properly over chest. All passengers are required to wear the seat belts. an operator restraint system) because “it’s required in the OSHA standards”? Being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle; being completely ejected from a vehicle is almost always deadly. Florida now has a primary enforcement seat belt law, meaning drivers can be ticketed for not using their seat belts even if there is no other traffic offense. The exact words on the ticket is 27315 (d)(1)vc obs viol. if there is no rear seat, the child must be properly belted in the front seat. All school buses purchased new after December 31, 2000, must have seat belts or another federally approved restraint system installed. Failure to comply … The law requires occupants of a vehicle to be properly restrained in a seat belt or child safety seat. Passengers must wear the seat belts, and must be taught to properly use the restraints. 3. Below is a summary of the Florida seat belt law. "But that is the key, seat belts must be worn properly. 4 Why is a different type of courage required to save ... Seat belts worn properly will? What is the name of your state? If it is pulled across the soft part of your stomach, it could penetrate the skin and even drive into your body in an extreme accident, causing injury or even death. Wear a shoulder belt only with a lap belt (F.S. A seat belt pretensioner is a part of the seat belt system that locks the seatbelt in place in the event of a crash. However, if the vehicle does not have headrests or if the headrests are improperly positioned, the neck is hyperextended, and the anterior spinal ligaments are often stretched or … Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Most children will not fit in a seat belt alone until 10 to 12 years of age. Seat belts save thousands of lives each year, and increasing use would save thousands more. All passengers in the front seat must wear a seat belt. Seat belts can prevent fatalities in about half of these crashes. Seat belts are made for adults. No, seat belts are not for freeway driving only.

Your lap belt should be securely wrapped around the waist, resting on bone. Florida. It is an addition to the basic seatbelt of a vehicle that has been proven to reduce the number of injuries and deaths from crashes. 316.614).